Thomas Jefferson Papers

[To Thomas Jefferson from Commissary Benjamin Harrison, 20 February 1781]

From Commissary Benjamin Harrison

[South Branch of Potomac, 20 Feb. 1781. Summary in CVSP description begins Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond description ends , i, 529: Is employed by Maj. William Harrison, under instructions from the executive, in purchasing provisions and building boats. The scarcity of beef on the western side of the “Allegania Mountain” has obliged him to come to this country to procure the necessary supply, but he finds that not a sixth part can be gotten. This condition of things must continue until the vegetation will admit of pasturage. Desires instructions. MS not found. See William Harrison to TJ, 6 Feb. 1781.]

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