George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Jay, 1 February 1779

From John Jay

Philadelphia 1st Feby 1779


Congress have this day passed an Act, of which the enclosed is a copy, on the Subject of your Excellency’s Letter of the 30th Ult:, whereby they have resolved that You give such directions, as you may think proper, for arranging the Commissary’s and Quarter Master’s Departments to the Westward &c.1 I have the honor to be Sir with the greatest Respect Your Excellencys most Obedt & very humble Servant

John Jay Presidt

LS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 14.

1For GW’s information, Congress in this act directed its secretary, Charles Thomson, “to lay before him the several letters on that subject from col. G. Morgan to Congress,” and the Board of War to “communicate to him all necessary intelligence that may have come to them respecting the same subject” (copy, DLC:GW; see also JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 13:130–31). The letters from Col. George Morgan, the deputy commissary general for the western department, have not been identified. Morgan visited GW at his Middlebrook, N.J., headquarters in March and discussed western affairs at some length with him (see Gouverneur Morris to GW, 14 March, and GW to Morris, 20 March).

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