Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the County Lieutenant of Frederick, 24 December 1780

To the County Lieutenant of Frederick

Richmond Decr. 24th. 1780


A powerful army &c. [same as the letter to County Lieutenants of Hampshire and Berkeley. To the end add]1 Colo. Matthews will send you from Staunton one thousand pounds of powder and Colo. Hunter will forward to you from fredericksburg four hundred camp kettles and from this place will be sent some medicine, tents and other things for the use of the expedition to be transported by your Quarter master under the escort of the militia to Pittsburg where Colo. Clarke will have given orders for their reception.


FC (Vi).

John Smith was county lieutenant of Frederick; see his answer, 9 Feb. 1781.

1Brackets in MS. The following note at foot of text indicates the amount of money sent by TJ: “County Lieutenant of Frederick 285 militia £40,000.”

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