Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Board of War, 4 November 1779

From the Board of War

War Office Wmsburg Novr. 4th. 1779

The Board of War recommend to the executive to authorize the Commanding Officer of each County to review all the men recruited in their respective Counties under the Act for recruiting Soldiers Sailors and marines and to give certificates of review to the Officer, appoint a place of rendezvous if necessary supply the recruits with rations, and to make application for money to defray the expence.

The Board farther recommended that Officers be appointed to ride the circuits for the purpose of collecting the recruits, intended either for State or Continental Service and march them to such places of rendezvous as the Governor and Council shall appoint.

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jas. barron
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Tr in Board of War Letter Book (MiU-C).

The act for recruiting soldiers sailors and marines was passed in the May 1779 session of the Assembly (Hening, description begins William W. Hening, The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia description ends x, 23–7).

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