Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Anthony Thornton, 16 January 1781

From Anthony Thornton

Hanover Town, 16 Jan. 1781. Has received orders from Gen. Nelson to “March back to Caroline” and keep troops embodied for further orders; thinks they will be sent to Potomac; is sending Capt. Coleman with a request for 250 stand of arms, without which the troops can be of no service.

RC (Vi); 2 p.; addressed and endorsed.

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