Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Weedon, 22 October 1780

To George Weedon

Richmond Oct. 22d. 1780.


We this morning received certain Information of the Arrival of a considerable Fleet of the Enemy in our Bay and that they had begun their Debarkation. We have taken Measures for assembling a force to oppose them and are to beg the favor of you to come immediately on to aid in the command of them. Generals Muhlenburg, Nelson, and Stevens are also called on to lend their Assistance.

I have the honor to be with great Respect Sir Your mo. ob. & most humble Servt.,

Th: Jefferson

RC (PPAP); in a clerk’s hand, corrected and signed by TJ. At foot of text: “General Weeden.”

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