The arms of the United States of America having been blessed in the present Campaign with remarkable success, Congress have resolved, to recommend, that one day, Thursday the 18th December next be set apart to be observed by all the Inhabitants throughout
Your Excellency will be pleased to take the necessary measures for carrying the Resolve into effect in the State in which you preside.
You will likewise find enclosed a certified Copy of minutes which will shew your Excellency the authority under which I have the honor of addressing you;
Congress proceeded to the election of a President and the ballots being taken.
Mr. Henry Laurens was elected.
Extracts from the minutes.