Thomas Jefferson Papers

Virginia Delegates in Congress to Benjamin Harrison, 23 January 1784

Virginia Delegates in Congress to Benjamin Harrison

Annapolis Jan 23. 1784


The inclosed papers from Oliver Pollock came to our hands a few days ago. Ignorance of the organization of our government probably led him to make this improper address, on a business so foreign to the line of our duty. We take the liberty, on his behalf, of inclosing them to your Excellency with a copy of our answer to him.

We have the honour to be with the most profound respect & esteem Your Excellencys Most obedient and most humble servants,

th: jefferson

arthur lee

jas. monroe

s: hardy

RC (Vi); in TJ’s hand, signed by the delegates; endorsed: “Letter from the Virga. Delegates in Congress enclosing one from Mr. Pollock. Jany 23 84.” Enclosures: Oliver Pollock to the Virginia Delegates, 20 Nov. 1783 (Vi), q.v.; copy of Virginia Delegates to Pollock (Vi), following; and other unidentified papers.

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