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Form of Pass for British Deserters, [1780?]

Form of Pass for British Deserters

Richmond [1780?]

Virginia to wit

The bearer hereof a deserter from the British army has permission to cross James river at Goochland Courthouse and to remain on the South side of the river above Chesterfeild county, conducting himself with fidelity to this commonwealth.

Dft (Vi); endorsed: “Pass to the Deserters.” At foot of text, in a hand other than TJ’s: “15 Copies.” There is no good clue as to the date of this paper.

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