Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Banister, 14 March 1781

From John Banister

March 14th. 1781.

Col: J. Banister to the Governor: by Danl: Dodson, who goes to Richmond to get his pay for valuable services rendered the State; hopes he may not be disappointed, as the money is not now one fifth the value it was at that time. He is, with great difficulty collecting the Militia, who having so lately been in service, and did not expect to be called on again. Will use every effort to conciliate them, and deliver the command over to Col: Faulkner, as soon as a sufficient number are collected. Begs the money he has advanced “for the Country” be refunded, as he is in great need of it.

MS not located. Text of the present summary is from CVSP description begins Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond description ends , i, 571.

On 17 Mch. the Council directed the auditors to issue “a Warrant for Six thousand & sixty pounds, upon acct.; to settle with Colo. Bannister for monies advanced by him to Daniel Dodson, John Stewart and Fk Bonner, for services rendered the Country” (Va. Council Jour. description begins Journals of the Council of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 311).

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