Petersburg 17th June 1823
The Volunteers of Petersburg entertaining a grateful recollection of the eminent patriotic services you have often rendered to your country, in the hours of danger and trial; respectfully solicit the honor of your company, in participating with them, in the celebration of the approaching anniversary of our political existence; and confidently hope that the countenance of one of their most venerated patriarchs to the feeble expression of their gratitude; for the inestimable blessings secured to them by their ancestors, will afford an example to the rising youth of our happy country, which they will ever glory in imitating—
|Wm Pannill||Captn Petersburg Cavalry|
|Jno W Rae||Captn Independt volunteers|
|Jno Pollard||Captn Rep. L.I. Blues|
ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.