Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Huntington, 3 January 1780

To Samuel Huntington

Williamsburg Jan. 3. 1780.


A large packet directed to the President of Congress with other dispatches for the Chevalier de la Luzerne and others, coming to my hands two days ago, I thought it proper to forward them to you by express. He should have set out yesterday but it was too tempestuous. I have the honor to be with all possible respect Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th Jefferson

RC (DLC: PCC, No. 71, i). Addressed: “His Excellency Samuel Huntington esq President of Congress Philadeiphia.” Endorsed by Charles Thomson: “Letter from Govr. of Virginia Jany 3. 1780. Read 19.” Enclosures not identified.

The Journals record no action on this letter when it was read on 19 Jan. (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xvi, 72).

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