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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to Lieutenant of Berkeley Co. re: call for drafting state militia, pay

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01891 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Richmond Type: Document signed Date: 1780/07/24 Pagination: 1 p. 21 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Partly printed circular letter signed as Governor of Virginia. Refers to an act to prevent desertion, to draft more state militia and to use tobacco loan certificates for pay. Ink and paper losses at center. Lined on verso.

Full Transcript: Richmond July 24, 1780.
[printed manuscript not transcribed here]

[noted at bottom]
I am Yr, hble Servt.
Th: Jefferson

Be pleased to make me [text loss: an exact return of ...your] militia after your draughts shall be taken out.
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People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGovernment and CivicsMilitiaDesertionRecruitmentConscriptionTobacco and SmokingFinanceSoldier's PayPresidentMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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