Samuel Nightingale Jr. to Virginia Delegates
Providence Octr. [September] 18th 1780
I Hope you will excuse the Liberty I have taken in Directing this Letter to you;1 as I could not tell who were the Persons that had the Care of goods Shipt from France to the State of Virginia. I have sent the Letter unseal’d that you may Know its Contents—and Desire you will Seal, And direct it to the Proper Persons and forward it as soon as Possable which will much oblidge Your most Humbl servt.
S N Junr
Draft (RHi: Samuel Nightingale II Papers). Addressed to JM and Theodorick Bland. Date corrected here on the basis of Nightingale’s docket: “Copy of a Letter to the Honbe the Deligates of Virginia now in the Continental Congress Dated Sepr 18th 1780,” and the 14 Oct. 1780 reply of the Virginia delegates.
1. The enclosure presumably was Nightingale to the Virginia delegates, 18 Sept. 1780 (second letter).