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Philadelphia, 26 Sep. 1779 . Encloses act of Congress of this date requesting the states to provide the allied forces in America with the men and provisions needed to drive the common enemy from the country and noting that the preamble will sufficiently explain the reason for this requisition. RC ( M-Ar : Revolutionary War Letters); 1 p.; in Henry Brockholst Livingston’s hand, signed by Jay;...
Philadelphia, 14 Sep. 1779 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing resolves of Congress of 21 Aug. relative to an embargo; of 25 Aug. against restrictions on inland trade; and of 10 Sep. for providing clothing for the troops; also a copy of a circular letter from Congress to its constituents concerning finances. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. The three resolves and the circular...
You will receive herewith enclosed a copy of an Act of Congress of the 4th: Inst, giving Lieut. Colonel Simms leave of Absence from his Regiment until the 20th Novr. next, together with copies of two letters on that subject, one from General Washington of the 19th: Ulto. the other from Lieut. Coll: Simms of the 2nd: Inst. It is the wish of Congress that Coll: Simms may be enabled to join his...
Philadelphia, 24 Aug. 1779 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 17 Aug. relative to further provisions for the army. 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, Washington, 1904–1937 , xiv , 973–4.
Philadelphia, 14 Aug. 1779 . Circular to the state executives. The expected arrival of 7,000 troops from Europe and 3,000 from the West Indies as reinforcements to the enemy is a matter of grave concern to Congress and “our Allies.” The states are therefore to “prepare for the most immediate, and most vigorous operations” by filling up their battalions and by having the militia ready to march...
Philadelphia, 28 July 1779 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing resolves of Congress of 23 July respecting, first, the better preservation of buildings belonging to the United States and, second, the delivery of horses, cattle, and other stores owned by the United States to proper officers. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 2 p. Enclosure ( Vi ); signed by Charles Thomson; endorsed by...
I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency sundry papers respecting the capture of a vessel of Portugal by a Captain Cunningham of the Privateer Phoenix the Property of Carter Braxton Esqr. and others. Among these papers is a copy of an Act of Congress of the 21st. Inst., for the purpose of doing Justice to the Parties injured, and punishing the Aggressors, to both which Objects it...
Philadelphia, 14 July 1779 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing resolves of Congress of 9 July respecting persons employed in provisioning the army. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure not located; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 , xiv , 812–15.
Philadelphia, 8 July 1779 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 29 June announcing that $20,000,000 is to be raised by a new loan and giving the terms on which this sum is to be borrowed. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure not located; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 ,...
Philadelphia, 29 June 1779 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing an extract of a letter from Gen. Washington of 11 June and a resolve of Congress of 28 June, resulting from the general’s letter, calling on the states speedily to fill up their battalions. Washington’s letter is to be kept as secret as possible. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosures missing. Washington’s letter...
Philadelphia, 24 June 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing resolve of Congress, 22 June 1779, to prevent plundering of the inhabitants of places in the enemy’s possession. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure ( Vi ), signed by Charles Thomson and endorsed by TJ; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 ,...
Copies of two Acts of Congress of the 14th Inst. are herewith enclosed. One recommending to the States to exempt Drivers of Waggons from Militia duties while in Service. The other for ascertaining their wages. I have the honor to be with great Respect Your Excellency’s Most obedt. Servant. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14) of a circular to several governors from the President of Congress. A copy,...