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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.
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Being [[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]] receives a recommendation from [[George Wythe]] for John Carter to succeed a Mr. Tazewell who recently resigned from a position in Congress.
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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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::::::::[[George Wythe|G. Wythe]].
 
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]]
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
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Latest revision as of 16:34, 10 March 2018

Being President of the Continental Congress from November 1777 until December 1778, Henry Laurens receives a recommendation from George Wythe for John Carter to succeed a Mr. Tazewell who recently resigned from a position in Congress.

"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

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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

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