Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the County Lieutenants of Chesterfield and Dinwiddie, 8 May 1781

To the County Lieutenants of Chesterfield and Dinwiddie

Richmond May 8th. 1781


There are a very considerable number (about 164)1 of your Militia who have been on Duty near two Months; Be pleased to fix on so many of the rest of your County whether now in the field or at Home, whose regular Tour it is, to go and relieve the 164 first mentioned. We shall call on other Counties immediately to relieve the whole of yours as soon as they can get in. I am &c.,

Thomas Jefferson

FC (Vi).

1The number 164, of course, applied only to Chesterfield; there were 187 from Dinwiddie (see TJ to the county lieutenants of Chesterfield and Dinwiddie, 9 Mch. 1781).

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