Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 10 November 1780

To George Washington

Richmond, 10 Nov. 1780. Encloses copy of intercepted letter from Gen. Leslie to Lord Cornwallis; describes circumstances of its capture in same terms as in letter to Gates of this date, q.v. An added paragraph reports the capture of deserters from the Convention army in same terms as in letter to Huntington of this date, q.v.

RC (DLC: Washington Papers); 2 p.; in a clerk’s hand, with complimentary close and signature by TJ; endorsed (in part): “from Governor Jefferson with intercepted letter from Genl. Leslie to Ld. Cornwallis. Ansd 9th Decr.” Printed: L & B description begins Andrew A. Lipscomb and Albert E. Bergh, eds.,The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, “Memorial Edition,” Washington, 1903–1904 description ends , iv, 129–30; Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 231–2; and elsewhere. Enclosure (same location): Tr of Leslie’s letter to Cornwallis, 4 Nov. 1780. Tr of both letter and enclosure are in DLC: TJ Papers. The enclosure is printed above in full with TJ’s letter of the present date to Huntington.

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