To Samuel Huntington
Richmond, 8 Mch. 1781. This letter is virtually identical with the first part of TJ’s letter to Washington of this date. For variations in the text see note to that letter.
RC (DLC: PCC, No. 71, ii); 3 p.; in a clerk’s hand, with complimentary close and signature in TJ’s hand; endorsed, in part: “read. 15th.” FC (Vi). Tr (DLC: TJ Papers). Tr (Ct), in Trumbull Papers; at head of text: “Extracts from Gov. Jefferson’s letter Dated March 8th 1781”; endorsed: “Extract Govr. Jeffersons Letter from Mr. Root” (enclosed in Jesse Root to Jonathan Trumbull, 16 Mch. 1781, printed in Burnett, Letters of Members description begins Edmund C. Burnett, ed., Letters of Members of the Continental Congress description ends , vi, No. 30). Tr, in French (Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris, Corr. Pol., E-U, vol. 15); at head of text: “Philadelphie, avec la depêche [of La Luzerne] No. 127. du 14 Mars. Copie d’une Lettre de Mr. Jefferson Gouverneur de Virginie au Président du Congrès: en datte du 4. [sic] Mars 1781.”