Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Fleming, 13 May 1781

To William Fleming

Richmond May 13th. 1781


The General Assembly have adjourned themselves to meet at Charlottsville on the 24th. instant at which Time I am desirous of having a Board of Council.

Colo. Digges, Mr. Prentis and Mr. Tyler having resigned you will see the necessity which impels me to ask the favor of1 your Attendance to make a Board. I am with much Respect Sir Your mo: obt Servt.

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, with one insertion in the text, signature, and address in TJ’s hand; addressed: “The honble William Fleming Botetourt”; endorsed: “Received May 19 12 oClock.” FC (Vi); at head of text: “Colo Fleming and General Lewis.”

1Preceding three words inserted in TJ’s hand in RC; not in FC.

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