George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Henry Jackson, 19 March 1779

To Colonel Henry Jackson

Head Quarters Middle Brook 19th March 1779


I have this day recd a representation signed by yourself and several other Gentlemen in behalf of the Officer’s and Soldier’s of the detachment under your command. I shall agreeable to your desire lay it before Congress, and inform you of their determination as soon as I am furnished with it.1

The three Regiments are incorporated agreeable to an arrangement which I send to Genl Sullivan by this Conveyance. There are some dates of Commissions wanting which I have desired him to procure, and which when obtained will enable the Board of War to issue new Commissions. The Officers are immediately [to] take post agreeable to the Arrangement, and you had best level the Companies at the same time.2 I am &c.

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

2For more on this arrangement, which has not been identified, see GW to John Sullivan, this date.

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