Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Jay, 29 June 1779

From John Jay

Philadelphia, 29 June 1779. Circular letter to the state executives enclosing an extract of a letter from Gen. Washington of 11 June and a resolve of Congress of 28 June, resulting from the general’s letter, calling on the states speedily to fill up their battalions. Washington’s letter is to be kept as secret as possible.

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 14); 1 p. Enclosures missing. Washington’s letter is printed in his Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xv, 261–2; Congress’ resolve in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xiv, 780.

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