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To George Washington from Samuel Huntington, 23 March 1780

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia March 23. 1780


Enclosed your Excellency will receive an Act of Congress of the 21st Instant recommending to the Governments of the several States to suspend making new Appointments of Officers in the regiments of their respective Lines except where the Commander in Chief or Commanding Officer in the southern Department shall deem such Appointment indispensibly necessary.1 I have the honour to be with sincere Esteem & respect your Excy’s hble servant

Sam. Huntington President


1The enclosed resolution is in DLC:GW (see also JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 16:272–73, and Huntington to Certain States and Continental Officers, this date, in Smith, Letters of Delegates description begins Paul H. Smith et al., eds. Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774–1789. 26 vols. Washington, D.C., 1976–2000. description ends , 14:539–40). Congress acted in response to a recommendation from the Board of War dated 20 March (see Steuben to GW, 15 March, n.5, and the undated enclosure titled “Proposals for the formation of our Army for the next Campaign,” printed following that letter).

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