George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Huntington, 8 October 1779

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia Octor 8th 1779


I had the honour to receive your Excellencies Letter of the 4th Instant this morning and have laid it before Congress.

Before this comes to hand you will receive the Act of Congress directing the North Carolina Troops to halt at Trenton and a Copy of the orders to Col. Clarke in Consequence of your former Letter.1

I have now the pleasure to acquaint your Excellency that Congress fully approve of your Orders, Countermanding the march of those Troops. I have the honour to be, with Sentiments of the greatest Esteem & Regard—Your Exys humble Servant

Saml Huntington President

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

1See Huntington to GW, 5 Oct., and the notes to that document; 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 15:1138. For GW’s “former letter,” see GW to Huntington, 30 September.

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