Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Huntington, 31 October 1780

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia October 31. 1780


By the Act of Congress of the 30 Instant, herewith enclosed, your Excellency will observe that Majr. Genl. Greene is appointed to take the Command in the southern Department; and you will also receive the necessary Information of the Powers and Instructions given to him by Congress, and that it is earnestly recommended to the Legislatures and Executives from the Delaware State to Georgia inclusive to afford him all necessary Aid and Assistance.

With the highest Respect I have the Honor to be your Excellency’s most obedient servant,

Saml. Huntington President

P.S. Your Several Letters of the 10th: 15th 22nd & 25th ulto. have been received.

RC (Vi); in a clerk’s hand, with postscript and signature by Huntington; endorsed. FC (DLC: PCC, No. 15) is captioned “To the Supreme Executive Powers from Delaware to Georgia inclusive” and lacks the postscript. Enclosure: attested copy of Congress’ resolve of 30 Oct. approving Washington’s appointment of Gen. Greene to replace Gen. Gates in the South and of Inspector General Steuben’s being ordered to serve in the southern department; this resolve is printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xviii,994–6.

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