Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Huntington, 20 October 1779

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia, 20 Oct. 1779. Circular to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of this day recommending that Thursday, 9 Dec., be appointed a day of public thanksgiving.

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure not found; printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xv, 1191–3.

This letter and enclosure were transmitted to House of Delegates, 6 Nov., read, and ordered to lie on the table (JHD description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) description ends , Oct. 1779, 1827 edn., p. 45); letter of transmittal missing. TJ’s Proclamation was issued on 11 Nov. 1779, q.v.

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