Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Churchill Gibbs, 29 April 1781

From Churchill Gibbs

“Pohattin [Powhatan] Court hous,” 29 Apr. 1781. On 27 Apr. five prisoners under Gibbs’ care at this place escaped from jail, and “from Every Circonstance we [have] Reason to Believe the Sentinals which ware on their Post At that time ware pryvy to it.” The sentinels have therefore been jailed but are not yet tried.

RC (Vi); addressed and endorsed.

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