Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Walls, 30 January 1781

From George Walls

Berkeley, 30 Jan. 1781. The terms of enlistment of the men in his regiment will expire in ten months, most of whom can be enlisted for the duration of the war for a “bounty of one third or perhaps less what is now given.” The men can best be reenlisted now; “When they are Clear or nearly so of the Service it will be with great Difficulty and at a great expence they will be inlisted.” If a sum of money can be sent with the bearer, Major Hunter, “between one and two Hundred good men may Certainly be got for the war.”

RC (Vi); 3 p.; addressed (in part): “Favd by Majr Hunter”; endorsed. See Walls to TJ, 4 Feb. 1781, which is in part a duplicate of the present letter.

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