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From George Washington to Samuel Huntington, 5 February 1780

To Samuel Huntington

Hd Qrs Morris Town Feby 5. 1780


In the Letter which I had the honor of writing to You on the 27th of January, I mentioned that Colo. Armand was young in the service of France;1 by the Inclosed Letter from him it appears that I had been misinformd.2 as the Colonel is apprehensive this idea may operate in future to His prejudice, I take the liberty to transmit what he has said upon the subject. I have the Honor to be with the most perfect respect & esteem Yr Excellency’s Most Obedt st

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LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DNA:PCC, item 152; Df, DLC:GW; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The draft and the Varick transcript are dated 6 February. Congress read this letter on 10 Feb. (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 16:151).

1GW is referring to his second letter to Huntington of that date.

2See Armand to GW, this date.

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