From Abner Nash
Newbern, 3 Jan. 1781. Acknowledges TJ’s letter requesting permission to purchase pork in North Carolina for the southern army; has sent “Mr. Brown a proper Commission for the purpose.”
RC (NN); addressed and endorsed; 2 p.
TJ’s letter to which this is a reply has not been located. MR. BROWN: John Browne, commissary of purchases and issues for Va. (Va. Council Jour., ii, 206; Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 537).