Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Huntington, 26 October 1780

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia, 26 Oct. 1780. Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 21 Oct. “which makes some Alteration in the late Arrangement of the Army … requested by the Resolution of the 8. Instant‥‥ The whole of the Troops are to be enlisted during the War, and join their respective Corps by the first Day of January next.” This resolution “was adopted in Consequence of a Letter from the Commander in Chief expressing his Sentiments on the Subject in pressing and explicit Terms.”

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 15). Enclosure (Vi): copy written and attested by Charles Thomson of Congress’ resolve of 21 Oct.; printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xviii, 959–60.

A letter from the Commander in chief: Washington to Huntington, 11 Oct. 1780 (Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xx, 157–67).

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