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Jefferson’s Militia Return as County Lieutenant, [ca. 1776]

Jefferson’s Militia Return as County Lieutenant

[Albemarle, ca. 1776] A tabulated return in six columns giving names and numbers of captains, and numbers of first lieutenants, second lieutenants, ensigns, and rank and file, totalling respectively 15, 15, 4, 11, and 863, making in all 908 officers and men. [At foot of text:] “About three fourths have firearms of some sort.”

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 6: 1049); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated but clearly belonging to the period at which TJ made the detailed muster lists printed above in Vol. 1: 664–8. This is a summary report only, and the names of the captains of fourteen of the companies are the same as those in the detailed muster lists, the captaincy of Lieutenant Medlin’s company in those lists being represented in the present tabulation by Captain Key.

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