To the County Lieutenants of Accomac and Northampton Counties
In Council March 13th 1781
On further Consideration of the paragraph in my Letter of January 19th requiring the public Arms in the Hands of the People to be sought for and collected together we are of Opinion it will be better to dispense with it in the two Counties on the Eastern Shore. You will therefore be pleased to consider it as dispensed with. I am, &c.,
FC (Vi). This suspension of part of the orders of 19 Jan. was undoubtedly taken in response to the emphatic letter and threat of resignation from George Corbin, county lieutenant of Accomac (see Corbin to TJ, 28 Feb.).