Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2

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Author: Thomas Jefferson

Query X. The Marine?

Before the present invasion of this State by the British, under the command of General Phillips, we had three vessels of sixteen guns, one of fourteen, five small gallies, and two or three armed boats. They were generally so badly manned as seldom to be in a condition for service. Since the perfect possession of our rivers assumed by the enemy, I believe we are left with a single armed boat only.

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Chicago: Thomas Jefferson, "Query X. The Marine?," Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2 in Thomas Jefferson, the Writings of Jefferson: Monticello Edition, Vol. 2 (Washington, D.C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904-1905), P.127 Original Sources, accessed February 24, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8RQXUNLGWTMPGKV.

MLA: Jefferson, Thomas. "Query X. The Marine?." Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2, in Thomas Jefferson, the Writings of Jefferson: Monticello Edition, Vol. 2 (Washington, D.C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904-1905), P.127, Original Sources. 24 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8RQXUNLGWTMPGKV.

Harvard: Jefferson, T, 'Query X. The Marine?' in Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2. cited in , Thomas Jefferson, the Writings of Jefferson: Monticello Edition, Vol. 2 (Washington, D.C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904-1905), P.127. Original Sources, retrieved 24 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8RQXUNLGWTMPGKV.