Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Reed, 26 February 1781

From Joseph Reed

In Council Philada. February 26th. 1781.


I have the honour to inclose your Excellency the appointment of Commissioners on the part of Pennsylvania to compleat the Boundary line between Virginia and this State pursuant to the Agreement of the Commissioners at Baltimore the thirty first day of August 1779.

I have to request your Excellency to communicate the same to the Legislature of the State of Virginia and to favour me with their proceedings thereon as soon as convenient.

I have the honour to be with great respect and regard Your most obedient and very humble Servant,

Jos. Reed President

RC (Vi); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Reed; addressed and franked: “on publick service His Excellency Thomas Jefferson Esquire Governor of the State of Virginia. Jos: Reed”; endorsed: “Presdt. Reed’s Lre April 17th. 1781.” (The date in the endorsement is that of TJ’s answer, q.v.) Enclosure (Vi): Resolution of Pennsylvania Council, 21 Feb. 1781, appointing John Lukens and Archibald McLean of York co. commissioners on the part of Pennsylvania to survey the extension of the Virginia-Pennsylvania boundary and proposing that 10 May next be the day appointed “to proceed in the said business.” FC of letter and enclosure is in NHi: Reed Papers. Enclosure printed in CVSP description begins Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond description ends , i, 531–2.

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