George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Charles Thomson, 10 July 1781

Secretary’s Office July 10th 1781


I have the honor to inform you that the Honble Samuel Huntington having informed the United States in Congress assembled that the State of his health would not permit him to continue longer in the exercise of the duties of President and requested leave to absence, Congress have this day proceeded to the Choice of a president and have elected the Honble Thomas McKean. I am Sir Your obedient humble Servant

Cha. Thomson

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