George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Captain Lemuel Trescott, 26 November 1778

To Captain Lemuel Trescott

Head Quarters Fredericksbg [N.Y.] 26 Novemr 1778


I am favd with yours of the 17th instant enclosing a Return of the Officers of Colo. Henley’s Regt agreeable to which I have made out their Commissions and forward them to Genl Sullivan to be delivered to you.1 Your Commission is filled up as Captain. I do not know the date of the Gentlemans Resignation who was appointed to the Majority of the Regt but if you will obtain it, I shall, agreeable to my promise of promoting you upon a vacancy, send you a Major’s Commission. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt.

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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