From George Muter
War Office [Richmond], 15 Feb. 1781. Encloses a letter just received from Capt. Browne [Windsor Brown]. Since Capt. Irish will probably remain in the state, is it TJ’s wish that Irish continue to act as commissary of military stores for the state? Muter does not doubt Irish’s ability and application, yet is “apt to think a seperate Commissary for the state may be proper.” Desires TJ’s instructions.
RC (Vi); 2 p. Enclosure (Vi): Windsor Brown to Muter, Petersburg, 13 Feb. 1781, signifying his willingness to accept the office of commissary of military stores for the state. See TJ’s reply, following.