Philadelphia April 15. 1780
Your Excellency will be informed by the Act of Congress of this Day herewith enclosed, they have been pleased to appoint Colo. Joseph Ward Commissary General of Prisoners in the Room of Colo. Beaty resigned. I have the honor to be with the highest Respect your Excelly’s most obt hbble servant
Sam. Huntington President
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
In Congress April 15th 1780.
Congress proceeded to the election of a commissary Genl of prisoners and the ballots being taken—Colo. Joseph Ward was elected.
Extract from the minutes
Chas Thomson secy