Thomas Jefferson letter to the Board of Trade, 1780 March 23

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Title

Thomas Jefferson letter to the Board of Trade, 1780 March 23

Subject

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Correspondence
Virginia. Board of Trade
Richmond (Va.)
Virginia -- Capital and capitol
Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Williamsburg (Va.)

Description

Letter of Thomas Jefferson to the Board of Trade instructing them to have their papers and furniture loaded for the transfer of the capital to Richmond.

Creator

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1780

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jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

MS 1963.1

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Page 1


Williamsburg Mar. 23 1780


Gentlemen


It having been concluded that the Council shall dis-
continue business at this place from the 7th. of the ensu-
ing month, & commence at Richmond on the 24th. I am
desired to mention it to you as our desire that your
board should make a correspondent adjournment.


I must ask the favor of you to order a vessel or
vessels to be in readiness on the evening of the 7th. to
at the landing most convenient to this place to receive
& and convey to Richmond, the presses, books, papers, &
implements of the board offices of council, War, Trade, Auditor,
& Register and furniture of the Capitol & Palace. an arm-
ed vessel will be furnished by the board of War to receive
the treasury with its implements, & to convoy those
which will contain the articles of the other offices.


I have the honor to be with great respect
Gentlemen
Your most obedt. servt.
Th: Jefferson.


Address leaf


The honble
The Board of Trade


Governors
Letter -
respect g removal
Mar 23d. 1780.

Original Format

Ink on paper

Citation

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, “Thomas Jefferson letter to the Board of Trade, 1780 March 23,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 25, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/480.