Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Huntington, 12 September 1780

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia, 12 Sep. 1780. Enclosing resolves of Congress of 8 and 11 Sep. P.S., 14 Sep.: acknowledges receipt of TJ’s letters of 6 and 8 Sep. Latter was today laid before Congress; proceedings thereon will be forwarded as soon as completed.

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 15). Enclosures (Vi): printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xviii, 812–13.

The resolve of 8 Sep. 1780 called for the immediate establishment of magazines for provision and forage for 15,000 men for six months; for North Carolina to furnish “magazines of for age, flour and salted provisions to the utmost of their ability” and “to use every exertion possible to fill up her quota of continental troops”; and for “the executive authority of Virginia … to equip and hasten forward the troops raised and now raising in that State as mentioned in Governor Jefferson’s letter to Congress of the 3d. instant” (MS: Vi). Resolve of 11 Sep. called upon Virginia “to furnish her Quota of Supplies as speedily as may be agreeably to the requisition of Congress of the 25th of February last, with an Addition of Five Thousand Barrels of Flour to be deposited in Magazines at such place or places as the Commanding Officer in the Southern Department shall direct” (MS: Vi).

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