George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington, 25 May 1779

From Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington

Peeks Kill [N.Y.] 25 May 1779

Dear sir

I transmit your Excellency an Arrangement of the 2nd Connect: Regiment, aggreable to your Directions. Col. sherman was call’d upon for a Certificate of the Appointments by the Gov: & Council—but had not got them—he says Mr Sherman Member of Congress is a Member of the Board of War1—that he was present when those Appointments were made & took Minutes of them2—I am with the greatest Esteem & Respect, Your Excellency’s most obedient servant

J. Huntington


1Roger Sherman (1721–1793) was the father of Lt. Col. Isaac Sherman. He was a prominent Connecticut lawyer, justice, judge, assemblyman, and state senator, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a delegate to the Continental Congress, 1774–81 and 1784. He was a member of the Board of War in 1776–77. After the war, Sherman served as a delegate to the first U.S. Congress, 1789–91, and as a U.S. senator during the last two years of his life.

2GW replied on 28 May: “I am favoured by your letter of the 25th and have transmitted the arrangement to The Board of War—So soon as The Commissions arrive, I shall forward them” (Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW). GW enclosed the arrangement of the 2d Connecticut Regiment in his letter to the Board of War of 27 May.

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