Virginia Delegates to Thomas Nelson
RC (Virginia State Library). Written by Meriwether Smith, except for the other signatures. Addressed to “His Excellency Thomas Nelson Esqr. Govr. of Viga. at Richmond.”
Philadelphia, Augt. 21st. 1781.
We had the Honour, Yesterday, of writing to your Excellency by Mr. Nicolson;1 since which no Intelligence of Importance hath transpired.
By some Accident or other the Mail from Virginia did not arrive yesterday; and we are not favoured with any Accounts from that quarter. The inclosed Gazette will give you the News of the Day.2
We have the Honour to be with great Esteem, Yr. Excellency’s most obedt. & hble Servants.
James Madison Junr.
2. Probably the Pennsylvania Packet of 21 August 1781.