Philadelphia February 9. 1781
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, a Resolve of Congress of the 5th Instant, directing that the Thanks of Congress be given to Major General Parsons and the Officers & Men under his Command, for the judicious Arrangement, spirited & military Conduct displayed by them in the successful Enterprize against the Enemy’s Post at Morrissania.
The Transmission of this Resolve, through a Multiplicity of Business, hath accidentally been delayed until the Proceedings on this Subject appear in the public Papers, which I must beg your Excellency to excuse. I have the Honor to be with very high Respect & Esteem your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant
Sam. Huntington President
DLC: Papers of George Washington.