Philadelphia October 19. 1780
I have been honored with your several Letters viz, the 11. 13. & three of the 15. Instant, with the Papers to which they refer.
Enclosed your Excellency will herewith receive the Copy of an Act of Congress of this Day, authorizing you to carry into Execution the Proposals enclosed in your Letter of the 15. Instant or any other you may judge proper to make respecting the Commissaries of Prisoners to reside with the American & British Armies respectively.
I have also enclosed a Number of the printed Acts of Congress containing a Plan for conducting the Hospital Department, also an Act of Congress of the 14. Instant directing a Monument to be erected to the Memory of the late Major Genl the Baron de Kalb, and giving the Thanks of Congress to Generals Smallwood & Gist &c, & the Troops who distinguished themselves by their Valour in the Action near Cambden on the 16. of August last. With the highest Respect I have the Honor to be your Excellency’s most obedient humble servant
Sam. Huntington President
DLC: Papers of George Washington.