Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Charles Thomson, 20 June 1780

From Charles Thomson

[Philadelphia] 20 June 1780. Circular letter to the state executives quoting Congress’ resolutions of 2 May 1780 respecting the issuance of commissions to private vessels of war. Such commissions are hereafter to be obtained by application to the Board of Admiralty.

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 18A); 2 p. For text of resolutions of 2 May, see JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xvi, 408–9. This method of issuing commissions was altered by the resolve of Congress of 27 July; see circular letter from Charles Thomson, 28 July 1780.

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