Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Huntington, 18 October 1779

From Samuel Huntington

Philada Octr 18th 1779


In answer to your letter of the 25th. Septr last I have the honour of inclosing you an Act of Congress of this day.

The board of War to whom your letter was referr’d apprehend great inconvenience from removing or separating the Convention troops and damage to the public in supplying them with wheat flour in the manner pointed out in your letter. As indian Flour is equally wholesome they must be contented with that unless the Commander in chief of the British Forces will supply them with Wheat flour in the Manner prescrib’d by Congress.

I am Sir your Obedient hble Servant,

S. H. President

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 14).

TJ’s letter of the 25th Septr., q.v., was addressed to John Jay, who was succeeded as president of Congress on 28 Sep. by Samuel Huntington.

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