Raynors HCA 2020-02
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JEFFERSON, Thomas (1743-1826) 3rd United States President (1800-1808) Drafted the Declaration with John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. Governor of Virginia (1779-1781) Member of the Continental Congress (1783-84) Secretary of State (179-93) and Vice President (1797-1801) He defeated John Adams for President in 1800 and Charles Pinckney in 1804 Autograph Letter Signed, "Th: Jefferson" 1p. quarto, August 7, 1779, with integral leaf addressed "The County Lieutenant of Pittsylvania", and reads: "You are desired to call together your field officers & in conjunction with them to recommend to the Executive a Captain and an Ensign to take command in one of the battalions to be raised for defence of the Western frontier under an act of the late assembly entitled 'an act for raising a body of troops for the defence of the Commonwealth' the men to be raised in your county & also the officers to be recommended by you, if appointed, are to hold themselves in readiness on the shortest warning to proceed to such post on the South Western frontier, or on such other Western service, as shall be ordered by the Executive, or the office who shall be appointed to take command of them. Be pleased to transmit your recommendation to the Executive in Williamsburgh by as early an opportunity as you can, & also to report to them from time to time your progress in raising your men. I am Sir Your very humble servt. Th: Jefferson." Missing one panel of integral address leaf, else Fine.
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Thomas Jefferson Orders Officers for the Militia to Defend Western Virginia During the Revolution

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