Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Elliott, 16 March 1781

To George Elliott

Richmond Mar 16th 1781


You will be pleased to return the Studd Horses and Mairs Kept for breeding of those which have been impressed under the powers given by me in consequence of the Requisitions for the service near Portsmouth, proper Persons shall be Appointed to value the residue According to the Direction of the resolve of Assembly of this day date. I am Sir Your huml Servt.,

Th: Jefferson

Tr (NHi). Another Tr (same). FC (Vi).

One Tr of this letter in NHi was enclosed in a letter from Elliott to Steuben of 18 Mch. in which he reported that he had been experiencing great difficulties in getting horses and had been “detained some days by the Governour on Acct of High priced horses, in consequence of which I received the inclosed instructions which has obliged me to give up most of my very serviceable Nags” (NHi); see Claiborne to TJ, 7 Mch. and references there; also, Elliott to TJ, 22 Mch.

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