George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Jay, 4 May 1779

From John Jay

Philadelphia 4th May 1779


The enclosed Act of Congress of the 1st Inst., authorizes your Excellency to call upon Massachusetts-Bay for the Continental Cannon lent to that State.1

I am directed to inform you that if you want Specie for secret Service, you may draw for any Sum, or Sums to the amount of two thousand Guineas upon the treasurer who will pay the same. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant

John Jay Presidt

LS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 14.

1The enclosed resolution is in DLC:GW; see also JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 14:537–39, and GW to Jay, 28 April.

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