George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Huntington, 12 January 1780

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia January 12th 1780


Your Excellency will receive herewith our Act of Congress of the 8th instant, making further provision for the paying for horses killed in Battle and for reforming the Georgia Battallions &c.1

Your Excellency’s favour by Col. Magaw have this moment recievd2 & Shall call the Attention of Congress to the Subject to which it relates at thier Meeting in the morning, that a de⟨c⟩ision may be obtaind as Soon as possible.3 I have the Honour to be with the highest Respect Your Exys humbe Servt

Sam. Huntington President

ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 14. GW’s secretary Robert Hanson Harrison wrote a note on the cover that reads in part: “recd Eveng 16.”

1GW published the resolution on pay for horses killed in action in the general orders of 19 January. The resolution on reforming the four Georgia regiments directed that only the officers necessary for two regiments be maintained in the service; the other officers were to become supernumeraries (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 16:26–27).

2Huntington is referring to GW’s letter of 4 Jan. on the prospective opening of prisoner exchange negotiations.

3For the decision of Congress, see Huntington to GW, 27 Jan.; see also GW to Huntington, 19 January.

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