From Samuel Huntington
Philada April 21. 1781
The United States in Congress assembled, deeming it proper and necessary to communicate to their Constituents in the several States, as fully as can be done, a proper Representation of their national Affairs, the Amount of the public Debts due from the United States, together with the Estimates for the current Year; having examined and agreed to the Report of their Committee on that Subject of the 18th Instant, I do myself the Honor to transmit your Excellency a Copy thereof, And am with the highest Respect Your most obedient humble Servant,
FC (DLC: PCC, No. 15). Enclosure (Vi): Copy, attested by Charles Thomson, of the report described in Huntington’s letter, read in Congress and agreed to on 18 Apr.; printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xix, 402–19. Enclosed in this or in some unidentified letter from Huntington of about this period is an attested copy (Vi) of a resolution of 20 Apr. 1781 recommending to seven states, including Virginia, that they “make good the depreciation of the Monthly pay of the Officers and Soldiers belonging to Col. Moses Hazen’s regiment”; printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xix, 428.