From Samuel Huntington
Philada August 4. 1780
By return of the Express who has just handed me your Despatches of the 27. Ulto I have the Honor to inform your Excellency that the several States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland have adopted the Act of Congress of the 18. of March and transmitted their Laws on that Subject to Congress some time since. These are all absolute except Pennsylvania, which contains a Proviso similar to that of Virginia now received.
The new Bills have been already forwarded to several of the States at their request, and a Letter from the Governor of Rhode Island informs me the Act of that State on the same Subject will probably pass and soon be forwarded to Congress.
I have the Honor &c.,
FC (DLC: PCC, No. 15).
The act of congress of the 18. of March was that recommending the redemption of the old Continental currency at 40 to 1 and the funding of a new emission by state taxes; see Huntington to TJ, 20 Mch.; also TJ to Huntington, 27 July; TJ’s Proclamation, 28 Aug.; and Charles Lee to TJ, 7 Aug. 1780.