To the County Lieutenants of Louisa and Certain Other Counties
Richmond May 8th 1781
The British Army [&c. to the words ‘with these arms in their hands’]1 to Richmond or Prince Edward Courthouse as shall be most convenient [&c.]1 And whenever it is over they shall be discharged except the number called for by my letter of the 5th inst who will be retained to perform a full Tour.
Cavalry in a due proportion [&c. to the end.]1 I am &c.,
FC (Vi); at head of text: “County Lieutenants of Louisa, Caroline, Fluvanna, Albemarle & Orange.”
1. Brackets supplied; for the portions of the text to be supplied here see TJ’s letter to the county lieutenants of Lunenburg, &c., this date.