1781.027: Circular Letter on Recruiting Exemptions.

Published: 1781

Full Title: In Council, March 30, 1781. Sir, The act of October 1780, for recruiting this state's quota of troops to serve in the Continental Army, allowed persons to exempt themselves from certain military duties ...

Author: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 21 cm. by 18 cm. (broadside).


Signed at end in manuscript: "Th. Jefferson." Instructs appointment of recruiting deputies in each county to enlist Continental troops so unburdening state militia commissaries. Sheet lacks printer credit; after the government of Virginia relocated to Richmond in 1780, it depended on the press of John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson until April 1781. John Dunlap and James Hayes were appointed as Virginia's public printers in November 1780, but several war-time incidents kept them from printing in Richmond until December 1781; Dunlap & Hayes conducted some public business in Charlottesville during the government's western exile in the summer of 1781. o the new firm of Thomas Nicolson and William Prentis was engaged to cover their work until late 1781.

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