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[[wikipedia:Henry Laurens|Henry Laurens]] was [[wikipedia:President of the Continental Congress#List of presidents|President of the Continental Congress]] from November 1777 until December, 1778.
 
[[wikipedia:Henry Laurens|Henry Laurens]] was [[wikipedia:President of the Continental Congress#List of presidents|President of the Continental Congress]] from November 1777 until December, 1778.
 
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==Letter text, 27 February 1778==
 
==Letter text, 27 February 1778==
 
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Williamsburg, 27 Feb. 1778.
 
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|}Mr Tazewell having resigned his agency for the united states in this commonwealth mr John Carter wishes to succeed him in the office. I have been acquainted with mr Carter above thirty years, and much the greater part of that time we have been neighbours to one another. I believe that none exceed him in fidelity diligence and punctuality; and that his attachment to the grand american cause is unquestionable: so that I am persuaded he will give full satisfaction, if congress shall be pleased to honour him with the appointment.  I am,
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mr Tazewell having resigned his agency for the united states in this commonwealth mr John Carter wishes to succeed him in the office. I have been acquainted with mr Carter above thirty years, and much the greater part of that time we have been neighbours to one another. I believe that none exceed him in fidelity diligence and punctuality; and that his attachment to the grand american cause is unquestionable: so that I am persuaded he will give full satisfaction, if congress shall be pleased to honour him with the appointment.  I am,
 
 
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:::::Your most obedient Servant
 
:::::Your most obedient Servant
::::::::G. Wythe.
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President of Congress
 
President of Congress
 
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==See also==
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*[[Wythe and Archibald Cary to Henry Laurens, 12 January 1778]]
  
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
 
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Revision as of 20:56, 3 July 2015

Henry Laurens was President of the Continental Congress from November 1777 until December, 1778.

"Wythe to President of Congress, 27 February 1778, pg 1." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

Letter text, 27 February 1778

Page 1

Sir,

Williamsburg, 27 Feb. 1778.

Mr Tazewell having resigned his agency for the united states in this commonwealth mr John Carter wishes to succeed him in the office. I have been acquainted with mr Carter above thirty years, and much the greater part of that time we have been neighbours to one another. I believe that none exceed him in fidelity diligence and punctuality; and that his attachment to the grand american cause is unquestionable: so that I am persuaded he will give full satisfaction, if congress shall be pleased to honour him with the appointment. I am,
Sir,
Your most obedient Servant
G. Wythe.

President of Congress

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"Wythe to President of Congress, 27 February 1778, pg 2." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

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A letter
from G. Wythe
Williamsburg 27 Feb.
1778

Hon the President of the
Congress of the United
States of America

See also