Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
Recipient: President of Congress
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This letter, which Congress received on 11 Sept., was based on intelligence provided
by Edmund Jenings and Thomas Digges in their letters of 5
March, respectively (both above). John Adams reported on the number of troops available
in England, Ireland, and Scotland; British naval movements; and the apparent intention
of the British ministry to dispatch no more troops to America. For information on
French intentions, Adams referred Congress to the Vicomte de Noailles, whom Adams
expected would carry the letter to America.