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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Pass from Albemarle county to Medicinal Springs in Berkeley County, for Mr. Burchsdorff and Major General Riedesel, and family.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08316 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 August 1779 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Pass from Albemarle county to Medicinal Springs in Berkeley County, for Mr. Burchsdorff and Major General Riedesel, and family (German mercenaries captured with Burgoyne at Saratoga).

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryPrisoner of WarGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsHessiansPresident

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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