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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Appointing county commissioners to procure supplies for Continental army

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01634 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Virginia, In Council Type: Letter signed Date: 1780/09/09 Pagination: 1 p. + doc 16 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Two printed documents, one signed by Jefferson as governor of Virginia. The supply requisition was for county troops going to the Carolinas. The second document is a printed extract of the relevant act of the Virginia assembly (13 x 16 cm.)

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Continental ArmyRevolutionary WarMilitary LawMilitary SuppliesGovernment and CivicsLawPresident

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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