Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Muter to Levin Walker, 31 January 1781

George Muter to Levin Walker

[Richmond] 31 Jan. 1781. There are a “number of deserters from the Continental Army, the State forces and the Navy of the State in the Counties of Accomack, and Northampton”; Walker is ordered to secure them and have them brought to Richmond. Letters to the county lieutenants of Accomack and Northumberland are enclosed requesting them to assist Walker. Letter and enclosures signed by Muter and countersigned by TJ.

Tr of letter and enclosures in War Office Letter Book (Vi).

In the Contingent Fund Vouchers (Vi) there is an order to the auditors, signed by Muter and countersigned by TJ, to pay Levin Walker £2000 to “defray his expences in collecting and securing deserters.”

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