George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Jay, 4 March 1779

From John Jay

Philadelphia 4th March 1779


I have the pleasure of acknowledging the Receipt of Your Excellency’s Favor of the 1st Inst., which, with the Paper enclosed in it, was immediately communicated to Congress.1 I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s most Obedient And Humble Servant

J: J.

LB, DNA:PCC, item 14. GW acknowledged the receipt of this letter on 11 March.

1Jay is acknowledging GW’s second letter to him of 1 March, which Congress read on 3 March and referred to the committee of intelligence (see 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 , 13:270).

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