To William Fleming
Richmond May 13th. 1781
The General Assembly have adjourned themselves to meet at Charlottsville on the 24th. instant at which Time I am desirous of having a Board of Council.
Colo. Digges, Mr. Prentis and Mr. Tyler having resigned you will see the necessity which impels me to ask the favor of1 your Attendance to make a Board. I am with much Respect Sir Your mo: obt Servt.
RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, with one insertion in the text, signature, and address in TJ’s hand; addressed: “The honble William Fleming Botetourt”; endorsed: “Received May 19 12 oClock.” FC (Vi); at head of text: “Colo Fleming and General Lewis.”
1. Preceding three words inserted in TJ’s hand in RC; not in FC.