To Samuel Huntington1
[Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, October 19, 1779. On October 27, 1779, Huntington wrote to Louis Le Bèque Du Portail2 and Hamilton3 acknowledging the receipt of a “letter … from Colo Hamilton of the 19th instant.” Letter not found.]
1. Huntington, a resident of Connecticut and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a member of the Continental Congress from 1776 to 1784 and President of Congress from September 28, 1779, to July 6, 1781.
2. Du Portail, a native of France, was a brigadier general of engineers and commandant of the Corps of Engineers and Sappers and Miners.
3. Printed in this volume.