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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.”...
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,...
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,...
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:...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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 ,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
[ Philadelphia, 9 Jan. 1781. ] Encloses copies of resolutions of Congress of 5 and 8 Jan. The former relates to “the unwarrantable and cruel Treatment which … Prisoners with the Enemy have of late received,” necessitating the “Exercise of the Law of retaliation”; recommends that measures be taken for carrying into execution the resolves of Congress of 13 Jan. 1780 respecting prisoners taken by...
Philadelphia, 5 June 1780. Encloses a resolve of Congress and asks that orders for executing it be carried out. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); 1 p. Caption reads “To Governor Lee,” but at foot of text is the notation “The like verbatim to Gov Jefferson.” Enclosure ( Vi ); see below. The resolve enclosed was one adopted by Congress on the day this letter was written (see JCC Journals of the...
Philadelphia, 16 June 1780 . Acknowledges TJ’s “Despatches” of 9 June. They have been referred to Board of War and Committee on the Post Office. Encloses resolutions of Congress of 14 June authorizing Gen. Gates to call on Virginia and other southern states for militia and supplies and recommending those states to give every assistance in their power to carry into execution “such Measures as...
By the Act of Congress herewith enclosed your Excellency will be informed, that the Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the thirteen United States are formally and finally ratified by all the States. We are happy to congratulate our Constituents on this important Event, desired by our Friends but dreaded by our Enemies. I have the Honor to be with every Sentiment of Esteem &...
By the act of Congress of this day herewith enclosed your Excellency will be inform’d, That Congress approve of the Measures taken by the Executive of the State of Virginia in providing Guards to the Convention Troops at Charlotte Ville, that those Guards all be considered in Continental Service and receive Continental pay and rations while doing duty at the Convention Barracks. That the party...