Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Huntington, 9 November 1779

From Samuel Huntington

Philada Novr 9th 1779


Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d an act of Congress of the 8th instant together with the Copy of a letter from Colo. Broadhead of the 26th Ultimo.

In pursuance of the orders contain’d in the act of Congress enclos’d I am to request your Excellency’s endeavours to prevent a repetition of the trespasses mention’d in the letter from Colo. Broadhead. The evil tendency of such practices are too obvious to leave room for a doubt that proper exertions will be used on the part of Virginia to prevent the like in future.

I have the Honour to be with great respect your Excys hble Servt,

S.H. President

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 14). Enclosures: (1) resolution of Congress of 8 Nov. 1779 ordering that Col. Daniel Brodhead’s letter to Congress from Pittsburgh, 26 Oct., be transmitted to TJ (copy in Vi, signed by Charles Thomson; printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xv, 1249); (2) copy of the said letter from Brodhead protesting trespasses by Virginians on Indian lands beyond the Ohio in the region of the Muskingum River and Fort McIntosh (missing; original in PCC, No. 78, iii; printed in Penna. Archives, 1st ser., xii, 176).

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