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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1780 Dec 18
Inclusive dates
1780 Dec 18
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 18 December 1780, from Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Governor of Virginia, to the Virginia delegation in the Continental Congress concerning ports in Virginia where the French fleet can winter. Jefferson mentions Hampton Roads and Yorktown and contends that Yorktown provides better shelter from potential storms and possible enemy attacks. Julian P. Boyd, editor of the PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, wrote to Louis H. Manarin, state archivist at the Virginia State Library and Archives (now Library of Virginia), thanking him for a copy of this letter. Boyd states that a French translation of this letter is published in the PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, volume 15, pp. 598-599 with a footnote stating that the English version is missing. Boyd states that when the volume is revised, the note will be corrected to state that the English version of the letter is located at the State Library
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letter
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000504012
Type of unit
  • leaf and 2
  • p.

Library Locations

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