From Edward Stevens
Culpeper Court House May 31st: 1793
I now do myself the pleasure to Transmit you herewith Copys of the Letters (which I preserved) that passed between us during my Military Services under your Administration, in the time of the American Revolution. All those Prior to Genl. Gates defeat, I informed you before was lost among my Baggage in that unlucky affair. And I discover some Letters which I know I wrote you about the latter part of my Southern service the Copys, are lost, or mislaid that I cant put my hands on them. I am with every sentiment of Respect Dear Sir Your most hum: Servt
RC (MoSHi: Bixby Collection); endorsed by TJ as received 11 June 1793 and so recorded in SJL.
With this letter Stevens enclosed copys of twenty-four letters he had exchanged with TJ between 19 July 1780 and 8 Feb. 1781, all printed in this edition under their respective dates.