Thomas Jefferson letter to the Board of Trade, 1780 March 23
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Williamsburg Mar. 23 1780
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
Your most obedt. servt.
The Board of Trade
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Mar 23d. 1780.