George Washington Papers

General Orders, 7 October 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Moore’s-House [West Point]
Thursday Octr 7th 1779.

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Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

On this date GW wrote to Charles Thomson, secretary of Congress, from headquarters at West Point: “I have been honored with yours of the 28th Ulto informing me of the election of the Honble Samuel Huntington Esq: to the presidency of Congress—on that day” (Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW). Thomson’s letter has not been found.

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