From George Washington
Morristown, 22 Jan. 1780. Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 16 Dec. 1779, which did not come to hand until 16 Jan. Will give proper consideration to applications from the enemy for flag-of-truce vessels to the Chesapeake. Has communicated Col. Bland’s case to Congress.
Dft (DLC: Washington Papers); 2p. In hand of James McHenry; endorsed. Printed: Washington, Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xvii, 430.
For the action by Congress on Theodorick Bland’s case, see a resolution of 11 Feb. 1780 (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xvi, 154), a copy of which (in Vi) was transmitted to TJ in a letter now missing.