Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Committee of Congress at Headquarters, 23 June 1780

From the Committee of Congress at Headquarters

Morristown, 23 June 1780. Circular letter to the state executives, enclosing a copy of Gen. Washington’s letter of same date, reporting the advance of the enemy beyond Springfield toward Morristown. The likelihood of an American defeat if these forces in New Jersey pursue their objective makes it imperative for the states to send on their quotas of men.

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 11), signed by the copyist with the names of Mathews and Peabody; 1 p. Enclosure (not found): Washington to Committee, 23 June 1780; printed in his Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xix, 57–8.

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