Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Francis Taylor?, 13 May 1780

To Francis Taylor?

Richmond, May 13, 1780

Permission having been granted by Sir Henry Clinton to two American officers to come out on parole on condition that the same indulgence should be granted to Lord Ingstricken and Lieut. Hannon of the Convention prisoners, and these gentlemen desiring of going to New York in the flag Patsy, now lying at this place, you will be pleased to furnish them with passports and take proper paroles.

MS not located. Printed from A. H. Joline, Catalogue of Autographs and Portraits of Members of the Continental Congress …, N.Y., December, 1897, p. 44. An A.L.S.; the body of the letter is probably printed entire. Without much doubt it was addressed to Col. Francis Taylor, commandant of the Albemarle Barracks.

Neither Ingstricken nor Hannon has been identified; their names are perhaps mistranscribed.

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