To the Speaker of the House of Delegates
Richmond, 8 Mch. 1781. This letter is identical with the first part of the letter sent to George Washington, same date, q.v.
FC (Vi); 2 p. TJ’s letter was presented to the House the same day and was “ordered to lie on the table” (JHD description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) description ends , Mch. 1781, Va. State Libr., Bull., 1928, p. 16).