George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Livingston, 5 January 1781

From William Livingston

Trenton 5 Janry 1781

Dear Sir

I have the Honour to transmit to your Excellency 13 Copies of our Act for completing & keeping up the Quota of Troops belonging to this State in the service of the United States,1 & am with the highest Esteem and respect your Excellency’s most humble Servant

Wil: Livingston

1Two copies of the printed act, titled “STATE OF NEW-JERSEY. An ACT for completing and keeping up the Quota of Troops belonging to this State, in the Service of the United States,” passed by the New Jersey legislature on 26 Dec. 1780, are in DLC:GW. The act, responding to Congress’s resolutions of 3 and 21 Oct. 1780, called for 300 volunteers to be enlisted for the duration of the war into New Jersey’s Continental regiments before 1 March 1781, and after that time such additional numbers as required to keep up the state’s assigned quota (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 , 18:893–97, 958–62, and General Orders, 1 Nov. 1780).

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