Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Samuel Huntington, 14 July 1780

George Washington to Samuel Huntington

Bergen County [New Jersey] July 14, 1780. Informs Congress of arrival of the French fleet off Newport. Encloses plan1 for inspector general’s department.

Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1A draft of this plan in H’s writing dated July, 1780, is found in the Washington Papers, Library of Congress. According to Fitzpatrick (GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). description ends , XIX, 172, note 55) the copy sent to Congress is in the writing of Richard Kidder Meade and is in the Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives. The plan was read in Congress on August 24, 1780, and was passed on September 25, 1780 (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XVII, 764–70, 854–61).

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