Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
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This letter, received by Congress on 19 Nov. 1781, contained the order of battle of
the combined French and Spanish fleets at Cádiz. The information, probably taken from
the Gazette de Leyde
of 1 Dec., was copied into the Letterbook by JQA
immediately below JA
's brief opening paragraph. It is the first known instance where JQA
, acting as his father's secretary, copies a letter to Congress.