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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Blank form to promote militia members with instructions on following orders.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08339 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: [ 1779-1780 ] Pagination:

Summary of Content: Blank form to promote militia members with instructions on following orders. As Governor of Virginia, in Williamsburg [between 01 June 1770 and 02 June 1781.]

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarMilitiaMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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