Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Charles Lynch?, 22 September 1780

To Charles Lynch?

Richmond Sep 22. 1780.


Be pleased to deliver to the order of Governor Nash two thousand weight of lead, for which this shall be your warrant.

Th: Jefferson

RC (Vi). On verso is a receipt, signed “A. Nash” and dated 1 Oct. 1780, for 2,000 pounds of lead received of Charles Lynch. Also in Vi is a letter from Isaac Shelby, Sullivan County [N.C.], 24 Sep. 1780, addressed “To Col. Charles Linch Lead Mines favr. Mr. E. Baker,” enclosing a resolution of the North Carolina Senate, 5 May 1780, requesting Gov. Nash to obtain the lead from Gov. Jefferson; Shelby desires the lead to be immediately delivered to Evan Baker, “as the emergency is great.”

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