James Madison Papers

Virginia Delegates to Thomas Nelson, 21 August 1781

Virginia Delegates to Thomas Nelson

RC (Virginia State Library). Written by Meriwether Smith, except for the other signatures. Addressed to “His Excellency Thomas Nelson Esqr. Govr. of Viga. at Richmond.”

Philadelphia, Augt. 21st. 1781.


We had the Honour, Yesterday, of writing to your Excellency by Mr. Nicolson;1 since which no Intelligence of Importance hath transpired.

By some Accident or other the Mail from Virginia did not arrive yesterday; and we are not favoured with any Accounts from that quarter. The inclosed Gazette will give you the News of the Day.2

We have the Honour to be with great Esteem, Yr. Excellency’s most obedt. & hble Servants.

Jos: Jones

James Madison Junr.

Theok: Bland

M. Smith

Edm: Randolph.

1George Nicolson. See Virginia Delegates to Nelson, 20 August 1781, headnote.

2Probably the Pennsylvania Packet of 21 August 1781.

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