January 5 - January5,1781CaptureofBenedictArnoldatRichmond

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January 5, 1781 ∙Capture of Benedict Arnold at Richmond  April 15, 1781 ∙Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson dies in infancy  June 2, 1781 ∙Second term as governor ends, Jefferson steps down from office  June 4, 1781 ∙Narrowly escapes capture when British cavalry arrives at Monticello  moments after his departure  June 1781 ∙Lord Cornwallis occupies and lays waste to one of Jefferson's plantations  June 30, 1781 ∙Jefferson falls from a horse and is incapacitated for six weeks  October 19, 1781 ∙Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown brings end to fighting in  Revolutionary War  December 19, 1781 ∙Investigative committee in Virginia Assembly brings charges  against Jefferson's record as governor; all accusations defeated and Jefferson cleared;  Jefferson announces intention to retire from public life  May 8, 1782 ∙Fifth daughter, also named Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson, born 
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January 5 - January5,1781CaptureofBenedictArnoldatRichmond

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