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Letter from Samuel Huntington to Horatio Gates
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796
October 31, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 721-722

PRESDT. SAM HUNTINGTON TO MAJ. GENL. GATES.

Philadelphia, October 31, 1780.

Sir:

You will receive herewith enclosed, an Act of Congress of the 30. Instant, by which you will be informed that they have approved of the Appointment of Major Genl. Green, to the Command of the Southern Army, and of the Powers & Instructions they have given him during the Time he shall retain that Command.

Your Letters of the 16. & 18. Instant, with the Despatches enclosed, have been received, as also copies of several of your Despatches, thro' Governor Jefferson. The defeat of Col. Ferguson

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with his Party, and the Retreat of Ld. Cornwallis, with the other agreeable Intelligences you have communicated, are important Events, which I hope may be attended with still greater Success.

I am, Sir, with much Esteem & Regard,
Your most obedient & most humble servant,
SAM. HUNTINGTON,
President.