To the County Lieutenants of King William and Hanover
Richmond May 8th. 1781.
The British [&c. to the words ‘with these Arms in their hands’]1 to Richmond where they will receive orders to join Major General Marquis Fayette. When you shall be possessed [&c.]1 Whenever it is over they shall be discharged except the number called for by my Letter of yesterday who will be retained to perform a full tour. It is probable [&c. to the end.]1 I am &c.,
FC (Vi); at head of text: “County Lieutenants of King William & Hanover.”
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.