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Philadelphia, 21 Mch. 1781 . Encloses proclamation of 20 Mch. recommending that Thursday, 3 May 1781, be observed as a day of humiliation, fasting, and prayer. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); at head of text: “Circular.” The enclosed proclamation, attested by Charles Thomson, was printed in Va. Gaz. Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, 1751–1780, and Richmond, 1780–1781). Abbreviations for publishers of...
Philadelphia, 3 June 1780. Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 1 June respecting supplies to be furnished over and above quotas fixed by Congress’ resolve of 25 Feb. 1780. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); 1 p. Enclosure missing; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 , xvii , 480.
Philadelphia, 3 Jan. 1781. Encloses extract of a letter from General Washington of 27 Dec. concerning the embarkation of the British from New York. RC ( PHi ); docketed: “Pr. Congress enclosg. extract of Genl Washington recd Jany 13. 81.” Tr ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); addressed to the governor of Maryland; at foot of text: “N. B. The like verbatim to the governors of Virginia & North Carolina.”...
Your Excellency will herewith receive an Act of Congress of the 25. Ulto, ascertaining the rank of Governors or Presidents of the several States when acting in the Field together or in Conjunction with the Continental Army. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellencys most obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Dispatches of the 16th, 21st, 24th, & 28th Ulto. Have herewith enclosed a Resolve of Congress of the 2d Instant passed in Consequence of your Letter of the 24th Ulto, and hope that your Request for a Corps of Rifle Men will be fully complied with by this State. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble...
Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a copy of a resolve of Congress of 25 Oct. “recommending to the respective States, to exert their utmost Endeavors to furnish their Troops with Cloathing, on the Terms formerly mentioned.” FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15). Enclosure missing; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington,...
Philadelphia, 28 July 1780 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 25 July authorizing the states furnishing wagons for Continental service to make adequate allowances for wagon hire until deputy quartermasters are appointed for the states. RC ( Vi ); 2 p.; endorsed. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15). Enclosure ( Vi ): copy of Congress’ resolution of 25 July 1780,...
Mr Huntington Returns his most respectful Compliments to the Vice President and gratefully Accepts the Honor of Dining with him on Thursday next at 4 O’Clock MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
By the enclosed Act of Congress of the 19. Instant, your Excellency will be informed of the Measures they have adopted in Consequence of your Letter of the 10. Instant, to obtain a quantity of salted Beef & Pork therein mentioned. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellency’s most obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Philadelphia, 29 Aug. 1780 . Encloses acts of Congress of 12 and 24 Aug. 1780 for the provision of the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army, with recommendations to the states, and for the extension of the half pay approved for officers to their widows and orphans. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 360, PCC ); 1 p.; at head of text: “Circular.” Enclosures: Resolutions of Congress, 14 and 24 Aug....
Philadelphia, 20 Sep. 1780 . Encloses copy of a letter just received from Gen. Greene containing intelligence “something similar to what you have lately received from Genl. Gates.” FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); 1 p. Enclosure (missing; original in PCC , No. 155, i ): Nathanael Greene to Congress, 18 Sep. 1780 (see JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others,...
Enclosed is the Copy of a Resolve which I have transmitted to the Count de Rochambeau & to the Chevalier Destouches by Direction of Congress. I have the Honor to be with very great Esteem & Respect Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Philadelphia, 18 Nov. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing resolves of Congress of 12 and 16 Nov. reorganizing the eleven companies of artificers raised by the quartermaster general, and other resolves of 16 Nov. requesting the state executives to issue writs, when applied for, compelling witnesses to appear and testify in courts-martial. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 2 p. Enclosures:...
[ Great Egg Harbor Landing, New Jersey, October 26, 1779. On October 27, 1779, Huntington wrote to Du Portail and Hamilton : “I am favored with your letter of yesterday.” Letter not found. ] Printed in this volume.
Philadelphia, 20 Apr. 1780 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 15 Apr. allowing the states credit with the United States “for such Clothing as they may furnish to the Officers of the Hospital, and medical Staff.” FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure missing; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others,...
Philadelphia, 5 Aug. 1780 . The enclosed resolve of Congress of this date will inform TJ “that the recruits now raising in Virginia for filling their quota of Continental Troops are ordered to join the Southern Army as soon as possible.” RC ( Vi ); 2 p. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15). Enclosure ( Vi ): copy attested by Charles Thomson, endorsed: “resol. of Congress for sendg forces to the...
Norwich [ Connecticut ] August 22, 1791 . “I am favourd, with your letter of the 27th of June which reached me the 8th: Instant. By the Certificate of the Comptroller of the public accounts in this State, which is herewith inclosed, you will be informed that this State hath not Issued any Certificates in exchange for those of the United States; which it is presumed, gives the needfull...
In Pursuance of the Act of Congress of the 13th Instant herewith enclosed, your Excellency will please to obtain the Exchange of Brigadier General du Portail as soon as practicable. I have the Honor to be with every Sentiment of Respect and Esteem your Excelly’s most obedt servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Enclosed you will receive the Copy of a resolve of Congress of the 14th Instant, refering the Petition of Coll Loring, & Papers therein mentioned, which are also here with enclosed; to your Excellency. I have the Honor to be with the highest respect your Excellencys most obedient & most humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Philadelphia, 9 Oct. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 6 Oct. for promoting loans. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. The enclosure is actually part of the enclosure in the second circular of this date , which follows.
Your Excellency will receivr enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 6th Instant, expressing the Sense they entertain of the Gallantry & Intrepidity of Major Talmadge & the Officers & Soldiers of his Detachment in the late Enterprizes against Fort St George on Long Island. I have the Honor to be with the highest respect your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble servant DLC : Papers...
By the Act of Congress of the 16th instant herewith enclos’d your Excellency will be Inform’d that Genl Weedon and Col. Morgan are called into Service again; & employ’d in the Southern department. I have the honour to be with the highest Respect Your Excellency’s humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Philadelphia, 13 Jan. 1781. Encloses copy of resolution of Congress regulating the additional pay of various officers of the army, part to be paid in specie and part in “Bills of the New Emissions.” RC ( Vi ); 2 p.; in clerk’s hand, signed by Huntington; endorsed. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); at head of text: “Circular.” Enclosure ( Vi ): Resolution of Congress of 12 Jan. 1781; printed in JCC...
Philadelphia, 30 Mch. 1781 . Encloses ordinance of Congress “relative to the Capture and Condemnation of Prizes, and repealing all former Acts and resolutions” contrary thereto. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); 1 p.; at head of text: “Circular.” Enclosure (missing): Ordinance of Congress of 27 Mch. 1781, printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others,...
Philadelphia, 6 June 1781 . Circular letter to the Governors enclosing a resolution of Congress of 2 June. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 16); 1 p.; at head of text: “Circular.” Summarized in CVSP, ii William P. Palmer and others, eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond , Richmond, 1875–93, 11 vols. , 144, from the recipient’s copy which was addressed to TJ.
By the enclosed Act of Congress of the 2. Instant you will be informed that all Restrictions by any former Acts of Congress which confine the Operations of the Commander in Chief to the Limits of these United States are taken off. I have the Honour to be with every Sentiment of Esteem and Respect your Excly’s most obedient humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Philadelphia, 15 Dec. 1779 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of this date recommending an embargo on exports. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 2 p. Enclosure missing; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 , xv , 1383. TJ had anticipated the recommendation of Congress in his Proclamation...
For your Excellency’s Information, I have herewith enclosed several Resolves of the 22d Instant on the Report of the Committee to devise further Ways and Means to carry on the present Campaign &c. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Philadelphia, 22 Nov. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing resolves of Congress of 19 Nov. recommending the enacting of laws for “a general limitation of prices …, to commence in their operation from the first day of february next.” FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure: Resolves of Congress of 19 Nov. recommending limitation of prices and wages; copy ( Vi ), signed by Charles...
Philadelphia, 14 Mch. 1780 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing resolve of Congress recommending that Wednesday, 26 Apr., be set apart as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure (missing): Resolve of Congress, 11 Mch., printed JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 , xvi ,...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed the Copies of two Acts of Congress of the 6. & 7. Instant, containing a List of the Officers in the Medical Department appointed by Congress under the new Arrangement of the Department. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellencys most obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Philadelphia, 20 Oct. 1780. Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a proclamation recommending that Thursday, 7 Dec. next, be observed as a day of thanksgiving and prayer. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); 1 p. Enclosure missing; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 , xviii , 950–1, under date of 18 Oct. This...
I am favoured with your letter of the 4th Instant inclosing a copy of Docr. Johnson’s resignation as a Senator, and shall communicate the Same to the legislature of this State at their approaching Session in May With the most perfect / Respect, I have the / honour to be / Your Obedient / humble Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed five Acts of Congress, Viz. one of 12th and four of the 16th Instant; respecting the eleven Companies of Artificers raised by the Quarter Master general; The procuring of Witnesses and depositions in trials before Courts Martial; And the Constituting a sub Cloathier for the Artillery, Cavalry, Artificers and Corps composed of troops from different...
Agreably to the request of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, I have the honor to transmit you their Resolution of the 19th. Instant approbating the measures of the General Government—and am with high respect your most obedt. Servt. In General Assembly. Resolved by the general Assembly of the state of Ohio, that we highly approve the Candid, firm, and dignified Conduct of the executive...
I have the honor to enclose copies of letters received this morning which from their impor t ance it is judged necessary to communicate to you with all possible expedition. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington. By accounts I this day received from New York Two of the inhabitants near the Clove took and carried into Genl Sir Henry...
By the Act of Congress of the 30 Instant, herewith enclosed, your Excellency will observe that Majr. Genl. Greene is appointed to take the Command in the southern Department; and you will also receive the necessary Information of the Powers and Instructions given to him by Congress, and that it is earnestly recommended to the Legislatures and Executives from the Delaware State to Georgia...
Philadelphia, 10 Oct. 1780. Enclosing a resolve of Congress of 7 Oct. “appointing Commissioners to endorse the new Bills of Credit to be issued by Virginia, and Letters to the Gentlemen informing them of their Appointment.” A postscript acknowledges TJ’s letters of 27 Sep. and 3 Oct. RC ( Vi ); 2 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Huntington; endorsed. Enclosures: 2 copies ( Vi ) attested by...
I enclose you an Act of Congress passed the 24th Inst. and am happy, in the first exercise of that important trust with which Congress have been pleased to honor me, to have the opportunity of conveying to you the thanks of Congress for ordering with so much wisdom, this late attack on the enemy’s works at Paulus Hook⟨.⟩ The important business, in which Congress have been engaged, has...
Philadelphia, 9 Oct. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing resolutions relative to Continental finance (see note below); asks promptness in payment and regrets that the state quotas are so large. RC ( Vi ); 3 p.; signed: “Samll: Huntington President”; endorsed by a clerk. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14). Enclosure: copy of a series of resolves of Congress signed by Charles Thomson ( Vi ):...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, the Copy of a Resolve of the 17th Instant, recommending to the several Legislatures to enact Laws making further Provision (as specified in the Resolve) to guard against the Abuses and deceitful Practices of the British, by making Use of Papers and Clearances they may take in American Vessels. The Measures recommended in this and the former Resolve of the...
A Resolve of Congress of the 2d Instant relative to the Bills emitted in Pursuance of the Act of the 10th of March 1780 is herewith enclosed for the Information of your Excellency. By sunday Prisoners from Charles Town who are exchanged & just arrived at this Port in a Flag, we have received Information which seems not to admit a Doubt, that Lord Raudon had evacuated Camden and retreated to...
I am honour’d with your Excys favour of the 8th instant. By the act of Congress of this day herewith enclos’d your Excellency will be informed, The party of Colonel Bland’s Regiment of light Dragoons now at Charlotteville are to proceed forthwith to South Carolina & Join the Regiment there, other guards for ⟨the⟩ Barracks being provided from Virgi⟨nia.⟩ That Colo. Bland’s resignation is...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 3. Instant, expressing the high Sense they entertain of the virtuous & patriotic Conduct of John Pualding Paulding , David Williams & Isaac Van wert, and granting to each of them a Pension of two hundred Dollars during Life, with a silver Medal to be delivered to each of them by your Excellency, so soon as...
I have the Honor to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Extract of Intelligence just come to Hand. My Informant who brought me this Intelligence adds, that the whole Number of Troops which sailed from Martinique for Jamaica were 16,000 That Monsr de Bougainville mentioned as about to sail for America must be understood from France, the Account having reached Martinique—With very great...
I am now to lay before your Excellency an Act of Congress of the 21st Instant by which you will be informed of the further Measures they have taken to obtain the necessary Information from Time to Time how far they may rely upon the several States for furnishing their several Quotas of Men, Money & Provisions called for by Congress or their Committee at Head Quarters. Your Excellency will also...
Philadelphia, 4 Apr. 1780 . Encloses a resolve of Congress of 27 Mch., “by which you will be informed that the Recommendation of Congress of the 17th of August 1779 in their Opinion makes Provision for the Case of the Widow and Children of the late Lieut. Colo. John Sayer [Sayres, Seayer, Seayres].” Also a resolve of 30 Mch. requesting the State of Virginia to supply provisions for the...
Philadelphia, 20 Mch. 1780 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 18 Mch. “calling upon the several States to bring in the Continental Currency by monthly taxes, or otherwise as shall best suit their respective Circumstances, … and making provision for other Bills to be issued in Lieu thereof.” Requests that there be no delay in submitting this resolve to...
Philadelphia, 4 Dec. 1780. Circular letter to the state executives enclosing copy of a resolve of Congress of 30 Nov. requesting the states to furnish Commissary General Blaine or his deputy with the names of the principal agents or commissioners appointed to supply the army in each state “and to oblige them [the agents] to give Information from Time to Time to the Commissary General, or his...
I do myself the Honor to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Extract of a Letter from Europe—What Reinforcement Great Brittain may be able to send to America, is with us uncertain. The partial Successes against Lord Cornwallis and the rising Spirit of the Militia in that Quarter it is to be hoped will much disconcert the British in their intended Operations—Above all, should we be able to...