Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Armistead, 20 May 1780

From William Armistead

Williamsburg, 20 May 1780. Submitting his resignation as “Commissioner of Loans for the States” (i.e., commissioner of the Continental loan office for Virginia), and recommending his assistant, John Hopkins, for that post.

RC (Vi); 2 p. Addressed: “His Excellency the Governour of Virginia ⅌ Mr. Hopkins”; endorsed in a clerk’s hand. Transmitted to Harrison in a letter of 3 June 1780, q.v.

The writer was William Armistead, who continued as state commissary of stores (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xvi, 289; Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 117, note). On 7 June 1780 John Hopkins was elected his successor (JHD description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) description ends , May 1780, 1827 edn., p. 38).

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