. Henry Laurens resigned as president, 9 Dec. 1778, on the ground that Congress was
not taking proper action on Deane's disrespect to Congress in his recent address to
the public. Next day he was succeeded in office by John Jay, a partisan of Deane.
, 12:1202–1206; Burnett, ed., Letters of Members
, 3:528–529; entries of 20