George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Huntington, 18 January 1781

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia January 18. 1781


Your Excellency will be informed by the enclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the 17th Instant that Doctor John Cockran is elected Director General in the room of Doctor Shippen resigned,1 That Mr John Pierce is elected Paymaster, and also that some Alterations are made in the late Plan for conducting the Hospital Department.2 I have the Honor to be with the highest respect your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant

Sam. Huntington President

LS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 15. GW acknowledged this letter when he wrote Huntington on 13 Feb. (first letter).

2The enclosed document, dated 17 Jan., is in DLC:GW. For the resolution appointing John Cochran, see General Orders, 3 Feb.; see also Huntington to Cochran, this date, in Smith, Letters of Delegates description begins Paul H. Smith et al., eds. Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774–1789. 26 vols. Washington, D.C., 1976–2000. description ends , 16:614. For the resolutions appointing John Pierce and altering the plan for the hospital department, see General Orders, 10 February.

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