Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Rogers Clark, 13 January 1781

To George Rogers Clark

Richmond Jan. 13. 1781.


I received last night from General Washington a letter on your subject in which he has complied with my request. As every movement will depend so much on yourself in the Western quarter I leave to yourself to determine whether you should not as soon as possible repair hither and take the ultimate measures which are necessary.

I am Sir your most obedt. servt.,

Th: Jefferson

RC (WHi); addressed, in TJ’s hand; “Colo. George Rogers Clarke on command under Baron Steuben”; endorsed: “Govr. Jefferson 13th 1781. Detroit Expedition Gen. Washington’s consent.” FC (Vi).

See George Washington to TJ, 28 Dec. 1780.

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