Philadelphia March 23. 1780
Enclosed your Excellency will receive an Act of Congress of the 21st Instant.
Recommending to the Governments of the several States to suspend making new Appointments of Officers in the Regiments of their respective Lines except when the Commander in Chief or Commanding Officer in the southern Department shall deem such Appointment indispensibly necessary. I have the honour to be with sincere Esteem & Respect your Excy’s hble servant
Sam. Huntington President
DLC: Papers of George Washington.