Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Board of Trade, 5 February 1780

From the Board of Trade

[Williamsburg] 5 Feb. 1780. Requests advice for the disposition of six Negroes purchased for the state.

Tr in Board of Trade Journal (Vi); 1 p.; printed in Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 96.

TJ’s reply has not been located, but the following minute appears in the Board’s Journal under the same date: “The Executive recommending the six Negroes, mentioned above, to be employed in the Armourer’s Shop, Ordered that the Agent deliver them to Mr. James Anderson Superintendant of said shop.”

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