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1. On 25 March JA made a motion to accord Washington the formal thanks of the congress by resolution and by having a gold medal struck. He was made chairman of the committee of three, the others being John Jay and Stephen Hopkins, to prepare a suitable letter, which was apparently adopted without amendment and ordered transcribed for the president's signature (
Diary and Autobiography
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