Governor Henry to George Wythe, the Speaker of the House of Delegates, 5 December 1777

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Letter text, December 5, 1777

GOV. HENRY TO GEORGE WYTHE, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
OF DELEGATES.
(From Virginia State Archives, Ex. Com.)
Decr 5th 1777-

Sir.

I beg Leave to communicate to the General Assembly, the Resolutions of Congress241 & the Letter from Mr Laurens242, which accompany this243. I also inclose [sic] you a Letter from General Washington & have the Honor to be,

Sir,
Your most obedient servant
P. HENRY.

The Honble

George Wythe Esqr

Speaker of the House of Delegates

Footnotes

241On November 20 Congress considered a lengthy report on the subject of conditions at Detroit and at Fort Pitt etc. See “Journals of the Continental Congress,” Vol. IX, p. 942 et seq.

242On November 1 Henry Laurens, vice-president of South Carolina, had been chosen, by a unanimous vote, to succeed John Hancock as President of Congress.

243The above letter was laid before the House of Delegates the same day.

Ordered, That the said resolutions and papers be referred to the committee of the whole House, on the letters from the Governor, which, with several other papers, were ordered to lie on the table.