To the County Lieutenants of Henry and Certain Other Counties
Richmond May 8th. 1781
The British Army [&c. to the words ‘keep clear of Danger from the former.’]1 Should the Militia before ordered to join General Greene be not actually marched we should approve of these Arms being put into their hands, and that they proceed to one of the Rendezvouses beforementioned instead of taking a direct Route to General Greene as formerly ordered. The person who receives [&c. to the end.]1 I am
FC (Vi); at head of text: “County Lieutenants of Henry, Pittsylvania, Bedford, Buckingham, Prince Edward, Halifax and Charlotte.”
1. Brackets supplied; for the portions of the text to be supplied here see TJ’s letter to the county lieutenants of Lunenburg, &c., this date.