From the President of the Maryland Senate and the Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
Annaps [Md.] Decr 8th 1778
Your Excellencys Letter of the 5th of Octobr, we laid before the General Assembly, and by its Direction have the honor of transmitting to you, the enclosed Resolution, relative to the Settlement of Rank in the Maryland line.1 We have the honor to be with the greatest respect and esteem Your Excellencys Most Obedient & most faithful humble Servts
Danl of St Thos Jenifer P.S.
Willm Fitzhugh Speaker H.D.
ALS, DNA: RG 93, manuscript file no. 30145.
1. On 21 Nov. the Maryland general assembly, amending its previous resolution of 11 Apr. 1777, resolved by a vote of 23–19 “That his excellency general Washington have full power to settle and determine the rank of all or any of the officers of this state in the continental service, both with respect to grade and precedence, as to him shall appear just and right; and that the president of the senate and speaker of the house of delegates be directed to write to the general, advising him thereof” (Md. House Proc., 26 Oct.-15 Dec. 1778 description begins Votes and Proceedings of the House of Delegates of the State of Maryland. October Session, 1778. Being the First Session of this Assembly. [Annapolis, 1778 or 1779]. description ends , 23).