Knoxville Feby. 6th. 1809
Fifty Citizens of Anderson County in the state of Tennessee have associated and enrolled themselves as a company of Riflemen under my command and have directed me to make a tender of services to you, for the defence of their country. They pledge themselves to take the field upon the shortest notice, whenever in your wisdom the Interest of the nation requires them to do so
I am Sir with Sentiments of the highest respect yours &c
Capt. V. Riflemen
ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.