George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Huntington, 2 March 1781

From Samuel Huntington

Philadelphia March 2. 1781


Your Excellency’s Letter of the 26th Instant came to hand last Evening.1

Baron Steuben’s Letter, which you mention as referred to in Governor Jefferson’s Letter, by some Mistake of the Governors Secretary, was not enclosed in his Despatches to me and has never come to Hand. This I ought to have noted on the Copy of the Governor’s Letter transmitted to your Excellency.

The Detachment under the Marquis passed down the river by this City yesterday.2

By a Letter from Baron Steuben to the Board of War we are told, that Arnold has sent to New York for a reinforcement3—No farther Intelligence from the Southward. I have the Honor to be with very great respect Sir your most obedient & most humble servant

Sam. Huntington

LS, DLC:GW. GW’s aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman docketed this letter: “Ansd 11th.” No specific reply has been found, but see GW to Huntington, 11 March, postscript (DNA:PCC, item 152).

2For details on this detachment’s movements, see Lafayette to GW, this date.

3Major General Steuben’s letter to the Board of War has not been identified.

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