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[Text reproduced in illustration section following p. 254.] [1] [2] [3] [4] MS ( DLC ); entirely in TJ’s hand. Principally compiled in Oct. 1779 at the request of the House of Delegates, these memoranda are drafts of the returns actually sent in a letter to Speaker Harrison on 4 Nov., q.v. , but contain additions made after receipt of Washington’s letter to TJ of 26 Dec. 1779 , q.v.; and other...
Oct. 8. 1779. Oct. 25. 1779. Colonel Francis Taylor. Francis Taylor. Francis Taylor. Lt. Colonel. Major. John Roberts. John Roberts. John Roberts. Captains. Garland Burnley. Garland Burnley. Garland Burnley. Ambrose Madison. Ambrose Madison. James Purvis. Benjamin Timberlake. Benjamin Timberlake.
[ Williamsburg, 5? Nov. 1779 . JHD Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) , Oct. 1779, 1827 edn., p. 42 (5 Nov. 1779): “The Speaker laid before the House, a letter from the Governor, respecting sundry losses sustained by Mr. Martin, the present Indian agent, in the Cherokee country, and the propriety of making him...
The board are of opinion payment should be made to Mr. Pollock of all the articles of his account except the draughts by O’Hara, of whom they know nothing, nor by what authority he drew. They would recommend to the board of trade to desire from Mr. Pollock an explanation of O’Hara’s draughts and to assure him that if it shall appear they were made on due authority, they shall be immediately...
It is recommended to the board of trade to settle the expences of Capt. LeMaire stated in this account, and those incurred from his arrival at Boston until the 10th. instant. RC ( CSmH ); written on the final page of the account submitted: “Etat des Depenses faites en france par le Capitaine Le Maire a l’occasion de la Mission dont il a été chargé par L’Etat de la Virginíe,” signed by Le Maire...
The Board of trade are requested to direct that Major Martin be furnished at the big island with 1000℔ iron 100℔ Steel and a Set of Smiths Tools for the Cherokee nation. Also 100 Gallons of good Whiskey or rum. A Copy Tr ( Vi ). See also TJ to Board of Trade, 30 Oct. 1779 .
I am to ask the favour of you to give notice to the officer recommended by you for the Western Battalions, that as soon as one half his Quota of Men is raised and delivered by you, he shall be entitled to his Commission. These Men are to make part of a Battalion, which will be commanded by Lieut. Colo. Knox, and which is to be stationed this Winter in Powels Valley. As this station is so very...
I am to ask the favor of you to give notice to the Officers recommended by you for the Western Battalions that as soon as one half the quota of one of them is raised and delivered by you he shall be entitled to the Commission for which he was recommended. As soon as that quota is complete and half the next raised another shall be entitled to his commission: and so on where there are more. You...
[ Williamsburg, 6 Nov. 1779 . Cover only survives (in Vi ), addressed in TJ’s hand to Harrison as Speaker and endorsed: “Governors Letter Novr: 6th: 1779. Returns Military & Naval Referred to whole House on State of the Commonwealth.” According to JHD Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) (Oct. 1779, 1827 edn., p. 43), the...
It has become necessary to advance an additional Sum of Money to Mr. Lindsay. The Board of Trade will therefore be pleased to issue a further Warrant in his favour for Six Hundred Pounds on Account. I am Sir with much respect Your most obedt. humble servt., RC ( Vi ). Addressed in another hand: “To the Honble Commissioners of the Board of trade.”