James Madison Papers

Benjamin Harrison to Virginia Delegates, 10 October 1783

Benjamin Harrison to Virginia Delegates

FC (Virginia State Library). In the hand of Samuel Patteson. Addressed to “The Virginia Delegates in Congress.”

Council Chamber Oct: 10th. 1783.


The last post brought no letter from you.1 The Clerk of the Council2 informs me that whilst I was in Gloster3 you wrote for an account of the several sums of money that had been advanced by this State to the continent.4 the letter by some means or other has been mislaid. I have therefore to desire a copy of it and to request that you will be very particular in the enumeration of the Kind of grants if you mean to take it in the extensive manner it has been represented to me, it will be a work of time.5

I am &c.

B. H.

1The delegates may have written to Governor Harrison on or about 27 September, but no such letter or any mention of one has been found.

2Archibald Blair.

5The delegates apparently neglected to fulfill this request.

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