George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Johnson, 19 April 1777

From Thomas Johnson

Annapolis 19th April 1777.


Many Circumstances have unluckily concurred to retard the recruiting Service in this State amongst them Rank has not been the most inconsiderable; that Matter is at last so far accomodated that I hope for the Service of nearly all those Officers who shared in the Fatigue of the last Campain. Inclosed is a List of our Feild Officers with the Numbers of their Regiments1 and I expect in a few Days to forward a Roll of all the Officers of the seven Battalions; several Commissions have been filled up and delivered out I did not know of the Resolution of Congress of the 12th of February.2

From Information received some part, I believe, of every Regiment except the second, has moved a part of that waits for a fair Wind only to embark here.

I exceedingly regret the slowness of our preparations and the Loss of past Opportunities You may be assured that I have done and shall continue with pleasure to do every Thing in my Power to strengthen you. I am Sir With the greatest Respect Your most obed. Servt

Th. Johnson


1This enclosure has not been identified.

2For this resolution, see GW to Johnson, 11 April, n.2.

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