Thomas Jefferson Papers

Board of War to County Lieutenants and Recruiting Agents, 4 February 1780

Board of War to County Lieutenants and Recruiting Agents

War Office, Williamsburg, Feb. 4, 1780.

The inclemency of the season having prevented the officer appointed to review and receive the new recruits raised under the act of Assembly concerning officers, soldiers, sailors, and marines, to perform the duties there prescribed on the days advertised in the gazette of December the 11th. The Board of War have changed the days of general rendezvous in the following manner, viz. At Petersburg on the 1st instant, New London on the 26th, Staunton on the 6th of March, Winchester on the 12th, Frederickssburg the 20th, and Williamsburg the 1st of April. The County Lieutenants and recruiting officers are most earnestly requested to use every possible exertion to have the recruits falling under their several directions, at the places and at the times above specified.

T. Jefferson
James Innes
James Barron

MS not located. Printed in Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Nicolson), 12, 19, 26 Feb. 1780; also in Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 97.

For the inclemency of the season, see TJ to Philip Mazzei, 4 Apr. 1780. Days advertised in the Gazette of December the 11th: The orders of the Board of War, dated 1 Dec. 1779, appointing places to receive and review troops “beginning in January” were published in Va. Gaz. (C & D description begins Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, 1751–1780, and Richmond, 1780–1781). Abbreviations for publishers of the several newspapers of this name, frequently published concurrently, include the following: C & D (Clarkson & Davis), D & H (Dixon & Hunter), D &N (Dixon & Nicolson), P & D (Purdie & Dixon). In all other cases the publisher’s name is not abbreviated. description ends ), 11 Dec. 1779.

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