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Circular letter from Samuel Huntington to the state governors
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796
November 13, 1780
Volume 15, Page 154

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PRESDT. SAMUEL HUNTINGTON TO GOV. ABNER NASH.

(Circular.)


Philadelphia, November 13th, 1780.

Sir:

Congress having received Information from the Honourable the Minister of France, of Inconveniences & Injuries received by our Allies, Resulting from the Abuse the British make of Clearances & Papers they take in American Prizes by personating the officers and Commanders named in such Papers, being fully acquainted with the language & Manners of our Officers & Seamen, &c.

In compliance with the request of The Minister of France, Congress have adopted the enclosed resolution, in order to detect such Abuses in future, and I am to request the Attention of your Excellency to the necessary Measures for carrying the same into effectual Execution.

I have the Honor to be, With the highest respect, Your Excellency's Most obedient Servant,
SAM HUNTINGTON, President.