George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Peter Scull, 26 May 1779

To Peter Scull

Hd Qrs M[iddle] B[rook] 26th May 1779


This letter will be handed the board by Capn Call, of Colonel Blands Light dragoons. As the oldest Capn in the line of Cavalry he is intitled to one of the Majority’s vacant by the death of Major Clough and the promotion of Major Washington.

The board will be pleased1 to make out a Majors commission for Col. Baylors Regt—bearing date from the death of Major Clough which happened about the 1st of Octbr 1778.

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1McHenry wrote and then marked out the following additional text at this place on the draft: “till it can be more accurately determined which [of] the vacancys Capn Call should fill.”

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