Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Syme, 20 February 1781

From John Syme

New Castle, 20 Feb. 1781. The £1,500 ordered by the Council to be paid to Syme “for Waggonage of Stores” is quite inadequate for his “Cash ingagements”; needs £1,000 more. “Col. [John] Nicholas Writes Me He Has Your Directions, for releiving my Militia, from the Lower Battallion, Now On Duty, without Asertaining the Numbers”; Syme desires more exact information. Congratulates TJ “on the Arrival of arms and amunition, from the North.”

RC (Vi); 3 p.; addressed (in part): “By Mr. Cockburn”; endorsed.

My Militia: Syme was county lieutenant of Hanover (Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , iii, 155, note, 166).

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