Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Huntington, 6 March 1780

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia, 6 Mch. 1780. Encloses a resolve of Congress of this day requesting the governors of Virginia and North and South Carolina “to use their utmost Exertions in filling up their Continental Battallions, and in the mean Time to raise a Body of Militia to supply the Places of the Battalions.” Reinforcements for the southern army are urgently needed. TJ’s dispatches of 9 Feb. have been received and laid before Congress.

RC (Vi); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Huntington; endorsed. FC (DLC: PCC, No. 14). Enclosure (Vi): copy, attested by Charles Thomson, of resolution of Congress, 6 Mch.; printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xvi, 234.

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