Philadelphia November 16, 1780
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 10th Instant, respecting the Canadian Famalies residing in the State of New York; their Protection and future Support.
Also the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 14th Instant, by which you will be informed of the Measures Congress have adopted respecting Colls Armand’s and Lee’s Corps, and the several other Subjects therein mentioned, in Consequence of your Letter of the 7th Instant.
Your Excellency will please to note, that a Return is to be made to Congress, of the Officers of the Engineering Department, including those of the Companies of the Sappers & Miners; and distinguishing such as in your Judgement it will be necessary to retain in the Service. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellency’s most obedient and very humble Servant
Sam. Huntington President
DLC: Papers of George Washington.