George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, 3 March 1778

To Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski

Head Quarters [Valley Forge] 3d March 1778.


This will be delivered to you by Monsieur de Pontieres, to whom Congress has been pleased to grant the brevet of Captain in the Cavalry;1 this you will observe gives no title to rank or promotion in the line—you are therefore to consider him merely as an Officer à la suite, and to employ him in such way as will be most likely to conduce to the good of the Service. I am Sir Your humble Servt.

Df, in John Laurens’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For the congressional resolution of 18 Feb., see JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 10:180.

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