Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Miles King, 30 April 1781

From Miles King

Hampton, 30 Apr. 1781. Bearer brings a letter from Capt. Gerlach of the flag vessel from New York, who is very desirous of knowing “where his Ship is destined for.” TJ’s orders may be sent by the bearer.

RC (Vi); 3 p.; addressed; endorsed. The bearer was one Bryan, to whom there is a note by King on the cover of King’s letter to TJ ordering Bryan “to proceed to Richmond with the Inclosed two letters for his Excellency the Governor and in Case he is not at Richmond and you Cant gett any of the Council to do the Business you are in that Case desird to proceed to the Governor and bring back an Answer to the letters as soon as Possible.” One of the two enclosures in King’s letter to TJ was Heinrich Gerlach’s, dated 29 Apr.; the other has not been identified.

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