George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Huntington, 17 November 1780

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia November 17. 1780


I enclose your Excellency Copy of a Letter of the 10. Instant, just received from Governor Jefferson, with the Copy of an intercepted Letter (referred to in the Governors) from General Leslie to Lord Cornwallis; which in some Measure discovers the Designs of the Enemy at the Time they landed in Virginia.1

I have this evening received your Letter of the 14th Instant, and shall immediately forward the Intelligence it contains to the Southern States.2 With every Sentiment of Esteem & respect I am your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant

Sam. Huntington.

LS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 15. GW acknowledged this letter when he wrote Huntington on 26 November.

1For these enclosures, which also came directly to GW, see Thomas Jefferson to GW, 10 Nov., source note and n.1; see also Jefferson to Huntington, same date, in Jefferson Papers description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. 41 vols. to date. Princeton, N.J., 1950–. description ends , 4:110–11.

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