Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Huntington, 3 September 1780

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia, 3 Sep. 1780. Circular letter to state executives enclosing resolve of Congress of 25 Aug. establishing as a general rule a policy theretofore employed in particular cases concerning “the rank of the Governors or Presidents of the several States whenever they shall act in the Field together, or in Conjunction with the Continental Army.”

RC (Vi); 2 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed “Sam. Huntington President”; endorsed. PC (DLC: PCC, No. 15). Enclosure (Vi): copy attested by Charles Thomson of resolution of 25 Aug. 1780 (printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xvii, 777).

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