Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Heinrich Gerlach and Herstale, 31 March 1781

To Heinrich Gerlach and Herstale

Richmond March 31st 1781


The Departure of the German as well as British Troops of Convention from this State is a Circumstance probably unknown to you before your Arrival here. I am not informed to what place they were destined, but believe it was to Yorktown in Pensylvania, the nearest Navigation to which is the Head of Chesapeake Bay.

I have however dispatched the Letters transmitted me by Express to Congress for their Determination on the several Articles of your Application and expect an Answer within about a fortnight from this Date which shall be transmitted you the Moment I receive it. I am &c.,

T. J.

FC (Vi); at head of text: “Captain Gerlach & Lt De Harstall.”

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