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Nelson, Thomas (1738-1789) to Lieutenant of Berkeley County, Virginia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04828 Author/Creator: Nelson, Thomas (1738-1789) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Autograph note signed Date: 2 September 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 31.1 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Note written on the bottom of a signed printed circular letter that discusses the importance of meeting Cornwallis, the arrival of French fleet, and the need for supplies. Virginia Governor Nelson's note mentions the receipt of "Intelligence from the northward that requires very large supplies of Provisions, Forage, Liquors & Waggons to be placed on the Route from Alexandria to Fredericksburg." Comments on the urgency of this matter, which was part of the Yorktown campaign.

Full Transcript: Since writing the above I have received Intelligence from the Northward that requires very large Supplies of Provisions, Forage, Liquors, & Waggons to be placed on the Route from Alexandria to ...Fredericksburg. Not a moment is to be lost in the Execution of this Business.
Thos Nelson Jr:

[address leaf]
The County Lieutenant

Thos Nichlson

Thos Nelsons

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People: Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownBattleNavyFranceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMilitary SuppliesTransportationMilitary ProvisionsAlcohol

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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