George Washington Papers

From George Washington to a Board of General Officers, 11 September 1778

To a Board of General Officers

Head Qrs [White Plains] Septr 11: 1778.


The Book you will herewith receive contains the Journals and proceedings of Congress for the year 1776.1 Among these—and agreable to the pages marked below, you will find all the Resolutions that I am possessed of, respecting the Regiments and Officers of Artillery now in Camp—and also the establishment of the Army for 1777. I have the Honor to be with great respect and esteem Genn Yr Most Obedt servant


Page 17. Capn Lamb promoted

357–8 Establishment of Army for 1777.

479. A Regiment of Artillery ordered to be raised in Virga

487—Officers appointed to the Regt

515—Three regiments of Artillery to be raised &c.2

P.S. I wish you also to settle the relative rank of all the Artillery field Officers now present.


Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW sent Journals of the Continental Congress. Containing the Proceedings from January 1, 1776, to January 1, 1777 (York, Pa., 1778). This volume, printed by John Dunlap, was the second volume of journals published by order of Congress.

2GW was referring the board to resolutions of 9 Jan., 16 Sept., 26 Nov., 30 Nov., and 27 Dec. 1776 (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 , 4:43, 5:762–63, 6:981, 995, 1045–46).

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