George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Huntington, 13 January 1781

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphhia January 13. 1781


Your Excellency will receive enclosed an Act of Congress of the 12th Instant, ascertaining the Pay & Appointments of the Officers in the Department of Commissary General of Military Stores—the Officers & Men of the Regiment of Artillery Artificers—the field Commissary of Military Stores and his Subordinate Officers; the Commanding Officer of Artillery—the Surveyor of Ordnance—the additional Pay of Aids de Camp—Brigade Majors, Adjutants & Regimental [Quarter] Masters—and Regimental Pay Master & Clothier.1 I have the Honor to be with the highest respect your Excellency’s most obedt & most hbble Servant

Sam. Huntington President

P.S. I have been Honourd with your Excellency’s dispatches of the 2d & 6th instant.2

LS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 15. The postscript, which is in Huntington’s writing, appears only on the LS. GW acknowledged this letter when he wrote Huntington on 23 January.

1The enclosure with the congressional resolutions of 12 Jan. 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 , 19:49–52, and General Orders, 9 February.

2See GW to Huntington, 2 and 6 January.

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