George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Charles Thomson, 18 December 1778

To Charles Thomson

Head Qrs Middle Brook [N.J.] Decr 18: 1778


On Wednesday I had the honor to receive your favor of the 10th Instant, announcing the election of a new president; and that the choice had fallen on John Jay Esqre.1 I am happy in the appointment of a Gentleman—whose abilities & integrity qualify him so amply for this honorable and important trust. I am sir Your Most Obedt sert

Go: Washington.

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Wednesday was 16 Dec.; Thomson’s letter has not been found. For the election of John Jay as president of Congress, see Henry Laurens to GW, 8 Dec., n.2.

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