Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Board of War, 20 January 1780

From the Board of War

Williamsburg, 20 Jan. 1780. Because of the dissolution of the fourth troop of Nelson’s corps of cavalry, a dispute concerning the lieutenancy of the third troop has arisen between Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Read. It is recommended that the decision be referred to a board of officers “as the most proper Tribunal to determine all military disputes.” Signed by Innes and Barron.

Tr in Board of War Letter Book (MiU-C), 1 p.; also Tr in War Office Letter Book (Vi), 1 p., the text of which varies somewhat from that presented here.

See TJ’s reply under 25 Jan.

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