George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Jay, 12 May 1779

From John Jay

Philadelphia 12th May 1779


Copies of three Acts of Congress are herewith enclosed—One of the 11th Inst., ascertaining the Pay & Subsistence of Engineers, Sappers, and Miners, & appointing Brigadier General Du Portail Commandant of those Corps—Another of the 12 Inst., appointing Coll William Irvin a Brigadier for Pennsylvania, And the third of the 12th Inst., for accepting the Resignations of Lieutenant Vallance, and Ensign Brush of Coll Warner’s Regiment.1 I have the Honor to be With the greatest Respect & Esteem your Excellency’s Most Obedient And Humble Servant

John Jay Presidt

LS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 14.

1The enclosed copies are in DLC:GW; see also 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 , 14:570–71, 579–80. David Vallance (1743–1802), of Addison, Vt., was appointed a lieutenant in Col. Seth Warner’s Additional Continental Regiment in October 1776. After his resignation, he served as a lieutenant in the Vermont militia, 1780–81. Alexander Brush (1755–1815), of Bennington, Vt., became a sergeant in Warner’s regiment in December 1776 and was promoted to ensign in August 1778. He also later served in the Vermont militia.

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