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Steps to Be Taken to Repel General Leslie’s Army, [22? October 1780]

Steps to Be Taken to Repel General Leslie’s Army

[22? October 1780]

Call on Lawson’s troops of horse.

Call 10,000 troops. viz.

Chestfd. C.H. 1000.

Lawson. 500.

⅓ militia Prss. Ann 594. Norf. 800. Nansemd. 644. Eliz. City 182. Warwick 100. York 244. James City 222. Gloster 805. Middlesex 210. K & Queen. K. William. N. Kent. Chas. city. Surry. Southampton. Sussex. Dinwiddie. Pr. Geo. Chestfd. Henrico. Hanover

The counties nearer or as near to Portsmouth than Hillsborough are Brunswick, Amelia, Powhatan, Goochland, Louisa. Orange, Culpepper. The proprietary counties and all below those which should not be called out I. Wight. Surry. Pr. Geo. Jas. City. Gloster. Middlesx. Richmond. K. Geo.

Stop troops going on to Southward

viz. new levies.
Lawson’s lower battalion
garrison for Hobbs’ hole
} because will carry public arms.
but not Lawson’s upper battalion
    Western volunteers.
} becaus carry their own

Call vessels and stores from Ship yard.

Provide batteaux at Foundery.

Order away Conventioners.

Crockett’s battaln. to attend till Maryland battaln. joins. Then to return.

Beeves from Warm springs to come to Barracks.

Colo. Wood impress waggons

 provision

Officers. Genl.

Feild.

Subaltern.

Commrs. of provn law

Stores &c. at Wmsburg.

Write to Genl. Nelson

Gates

Congress

Hamilton

New recruits gone forward  5
Do. rendezvousing at Hillsboro  5
Western militia 10
<Lynch’s volunteers> <3>
Campbell’s &c.  7
Delinquents 10
37
New recruits not gone forward 20
Lawson’s volunteers  7
Crockett’s battalion
FOR CAROLINA. NOT TO BE CALLED OUT
Washington 829 Accomack 1208
Montgomery 750 Northampton 430
Botetourt 589 Prss. Anne 594
Henry 600 Norf 880
Pittsylva 923 Nansemd 644
Bedford 1369 I. Wight 600
Buckingham 650 Surry 380
Cumberland 384 Pr. Geo 500
Prince Edward 570 El. City 182
Charlotte 625 Warwick 100
Halifx 987 York 244
Mecklbgh 850 Jas. City 222
Lunbgh 550 Gloster 805
Middlesex
9676 Essex 550
Lancaster 292
Northumbld 739
Richmd 573
Westmld 663
K. Geo 350
9956
Southampton 1000 K. & Q 500
Brunswick 1300 K. Wm 436
Sussex 700 Caroline 1039
Dinwiddie 700 Spotsylva 480
Amelia 1100 Orange 580
Chestfd 750
Powhatan 285 3035
Stafford 500
5835 Pr. Wm. 800
Fairfx 831
Chas. City 286 Loudon 1700
N. Kent 418 Fauqr 1222
Hanover 980 Culpeppr 1600
Henrico 619
Goochland 580 6653
Louisa 600 Frederick 1000
Fluvanna 260 Hampshire 829
Albemarle 911 Berkeley 1301
Amherst 800 Shenandoah 1000
Rockingham 875
5454 Augusta
Rockbridge 395

N (DLC); 2 p.; entirely in TJ’s hand.

This is a memorandum of executive agenda, together with militia estimates, probably drawn up immediately after TJ received news (see Nelson to TJ, 21 Oct.) that enemy troops had landed from the British fleet in Hampton Roads and were occupying adjacent points. A number of letters of the present and following dates show that TJ promptly carried out the plans here formulated.

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