Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Harrison, [21 April 1781]

From Benjamin Harrison

Chs City Courthouse Saturday 11 O.clock [21 April 1781]


The Bearer Mr. Acrill Cocke this moment inform’d me that about three hundred of the Enemy are landed at Sandy Point, that three Square rigg’d vessels and two Sloops had got up to that place and that he saw one other coming up. I am with great respect Your most obedt Servt,

Benja Harrison

RC (PU); addressed: “His Excellency The Governor Richmond Express”; endorsed: “B. Harrison’s Lre April 21st 1781.” The original or a copy of this letter was probably transmitted to Steuben in TJ’s third letter of the present date to Steuben, q.v.; obviously, Harrison wrote at 11:00 A.M.

Acrill Cocke lived at Sandy Point, Charles City co. (VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography description ends , v [1897–1898], 82–3).

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