Philadelphia, November 25, 1780
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 24th Instant & another of this Day.
By the former, the Director of the Hospitals is ordered to repair to Head Quarters & put himself under the Orders of the Commander in Chief.
By the latter, all the Artificers in Pennsylvania are to be removed to Carlisle and in future only an issuing Store & an Elaboratory kept in Philadelphia; and you are desired to detach a field Officer of Artillery to take Command and superintend the Business at Carlisle under the Order of the Board of War—I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble servant
Sam. Huntington President
DLC: Papers of George Washington.