George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Huntington, 6 October 1780

Philadelphia October 6 1780


I do myself the Honor to transmit your Excellency Copies of two Acts of Congress of the 4 & 5 Instant.

By the former the Board of War are directed to erase from the Register of the Names of the Officers of the Army of the United States, the Name of Benedict Arnold; which Order hath been executed.

By the latter you are directed to order a Court of Enquiry respecting the Conduct of Major General Gates as Commander of the southern Army; and to appoint an Officer to command the southern Army in the Room of Major Gener. Gates until such Enquiry be made. I have the Honor to be with the highest Sentiments of Esteem & Respect, your Excellency’s most obedient servant

Sam. Huntington President

P.S. I am honored with your Letter of the first Instant.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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