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Letter to Samuel Huntington, September 28, 1789
George Washington. Letter signed: [New York], to Samuel Huntington, 1789 Sept. 28. 2 p.

United States September 28 1789


I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency – An Act for allowing Compensation to the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, and to the Officers of both Houses.

An Act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office.

An Act for allowing certain compensation to the Judges of the supreme and other Courts, and to the Attorney General of the United States.

An Act for allowing a compensation to the President and Vice-President of the United States.

A Resolution, making it the duty of the Secretary of State to procure from time to time such of the statutes of the several States as may not be in his office.

A Resolution to provide for the safekeeping of such prisoners as may be committed, under the authority of the Untied States, to the Goals of the several States.

And likewise the duplicate of the following Acts – Viz – An Act for establishing the Salaries of the Executives Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks.

[2] An Act to provide for the safe-keeping of the Acts, Records and Seal of the United States and for other purposes.

And An Act to suspend part of an Act entitled “An Act to regulate the collection of the Duties imposed by Law on the Tonnage of Ships and Vessels, and on Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes imported into the United States” and for other purposes.

I have the honor to be,
With due consideration
Your Excellency’s
Most Obt Servt
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His Excellency
Samuel Huntington

Notes: Unpublished. Samuel Huntington – judge of the superior court from 1774 through the Revolution. In September of 1779 he was selected as the president of the Congress, replacing John Jay.