Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Board of War, with Reply, 14 December 1779

From the Board of War, with Reply

Williamsburg, 14 Dec. 1779. Since there is at present no commissary of prisoners, the vessel bearing a flag from New York should be committed to the care of Richard Barron, commanding officer of the state navy. If necessary, Capt. Barron will convey the ship to a place of safety on the western shore. Signed by Innes, Nelson, Barron, and Lyne. Countersigned: “In Council Decr. 15th. Approved and advised that the Flag be brought into James River. Th: Jefferson.”

Tr in Board of War Letter Book (MiU-C); 1 p.

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