Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Steuben, 21 April 1781

To Steuben

Richmond Apr. 21. 1781. 11 o’clock A.M.


The inclosed letters No. 1. are this moment come to hand. The public stores at this place are almost wholly removed and by this evening will be as high as the Manakin town ferry. The heavy cannon are still here. I understand the Henrico militia will be in to day. I believe I mentioned in my letter of this morning that those of Powhatan would be at Manchester to day, with a part of Capt. Mosby’s cavalry. I am with much respect Sir Your most obedt. servt.,

Th: Jefferson

P.S. Since writing the above the letter No. 2 is come to hand.

RC (NHi); addressed by TJ: “The honble. Majr. Genl. Baron Steuben Chesterfd. C. house”; endorsed: “Governor Jefferson 21 April. Recd 4 oClock same day.” The enclosures called “No. 1” (the number having been interlined by TJ after he wrote the postscript) cannot be certainly identified; “the letter No. 2,” mentioned in the postscript as enclosed, is Innes’ third letter to TJ printed above under 20 Apr.

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