George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major Joseph Prowell, 5 April 1779

From Major Joseph Prowell

Haverstraw [N.Y.] April 5th 1779


Agreeable to General McDougalls Instructions—I Herewith Transmit your Excellency A Return of Col: Malcoms and late Pattons Regiments—when Paraded to March1—The General Requested I might Mention Tents as the Detachment—is Entirely without—and he Was Uncertain Whether the Service Required Any or Not—Lieut. Jackson will Wait Any Orders Your Excellency may please to give on this Subject.2 I have the Honor to be with great Regard Your Excellencys Most Obedt Servt

J. Prowell

ALS, DLC:GW. Alexander Hamilton docketed the letter in part: “Ansd 9th 79” (see GW to Prowell, 9 April, DLC:GW).

1The enclosed returns have not been identified.

2Jeremiah Jackson, who had been commissioned a lieutenant on 14 Jan. 1777 in either Col. Thomas Hartley’s Additional Continental Regiment or Col. John Patton’s Additional Continental Regiment, retained that rank when, in early 1779, Hartley’s and Patton’s regiments were consolidated with three Pennsylvania companies from Col. William Malcom’s Additional Continental Regiment to form the “new” 11th Pennsylvania Regiment. Promoted to the rank of captain-lieutenant on 23 April 1779 and to captain on 16 March 1780, Jackson transferred to the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment in January 1781 and subsequently participated in the southern campaigns. His army service apparently ended on 1 Jan. 1783.

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