Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Steuben, 5 March 1781

To Steuben

Richmond March 5th. 1781.


I inclose you extracts from two Letters received from General Weedon. I fear his arrival will be so late as to disturb your plans. I have urged him to expedition and been obliged further to let him know it is not in your1 power to furnish him arms or Cartouch boxes. You desired us to collect our powder. I trust that if you wish it at any particular place, you will notify it with an appointment of time and place.

I am with very great respect Sir your mo: ob: & mo: hble Servant,

Th: Jefferson

RC (NHi); in a clerk’s hand, signed and addressed by TJ: “The honble Majr. Genl. Baron Steuben Williamsburg”; endorsed, in part: “Recvd 7th.” FC (Vi). Enclosures (NHi): Extracts from Weedon’s letters to TJ of 28 Feb. and 3 Mch. 1781, qq.v.

1Both the RC and the FC read “your,” but it is possible that TJ intended to say “our.” See TJ to Weedon of 5 Mch. and note concerning the contradictory passages in TJ’s letters to Steuben and Weedon.

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