Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Huntington, 21 October 1780

From Samuel Huntington

Philada October 21. 1780


Your Excellencys several Letters of the 8. and 10. Instant with those covering the Dispatches from General Gates have been duly received.

The Expedient you have adopted to invite some of the Chief Indian Warriors to visit Congress and Genl. Washington appears to me good Policy. Your Despatches on that Subject which are just received, will be laid before Congress this Day, and their Sentiments thereon shall be communicated to your Excellency as soon as possible.

I have enclosed for your Information a Copy of a Letter this Moment received from General Washington.

I have the Honor to be with the highest respect &c. &c. &c.,

S. H.

P.S. The enclosed Resolve this Moment passed contains the Sense of Congress respecting the Indians.

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 15). Enclosures: (1) copy of a letter from Washington to Congress, not identified; (2) resolve of Congress, 21 Oct., approving proposed visit by Cherokee chiefs to Congress and the army (attested copy in Vi; printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xviii, 957–8, and also above in entry for TJ’s missing letter to Huntington of 10 Oct. 1780, q.v.).

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