Governor Henry to the Speaker of the House of Delegates, George Wythe, 10 November 1777

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Letter text, November 10, 1777

GOVERNOR HENRY TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF
DELEGATES, GEORGE WYTHE.
(From Virginia State Archives.)
Novr 10th 1777

Sir

I have the Honor to transmit to the general Assembly the several papers which accompany this which were brought to me yesterday by Express from our Delegates at Congress.

Some of the militia lately called into Service at Portsmouth will be speedily discharged from thence for want of proper Barracks, unless an officers I have order’d to that place for the purpose can provide them.

I am

Sir
Your most humble servant,
P. HENRY

The Honble Geo. Wythe Esqr

Letter text, November 10, 1777

(From Journal of the House of Delegates.)
November 10, 1777.

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a committee of the whole House, to consider of the letters from the Governor, which with several other papers were ordered to lie upon the table.

Ordered, That the treaty between the commissioners, appointed on behalf of this Commonwealth, and the chiefs of the Cherokee Indians made the 20th day of July last, and laid before the House by the Governor, be referred to the committee of the whole House, to whom the motion “that a supply be provided for the public exigencies.”