Philadelphia January 24. 1781
I have been honored with your Letter of 15th Instant.
And am directed to acquaint your Excellency that the Line of Conduct you thought proper to adopt on receiving Intelligence of the late Disorders of the non Commissioned Officers & Privates in the Pennsylvania Line, and the Reasons you have assigned for remaining with the Army stationed at & near West Point, meet with the entire Approbation of Congress.
Your Excellency’s Sentiments relative to the Subject of removing the french Troops are such as might be expected from the Nature & Circumstances of the Case and seem to have given universal Satisfaction. I have the Honor to be with every Sentiment of Respect your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant
Sam. Huntington President
DLC: Papers of George Washington.