George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant Colonel John Brooks, 13 July 1779

From Lieutenant Colonel John Brooks

West Point 13th July 1779.


As I think myself injured by the present arrangement of the Lieutenant Colonels in the Massachusetts Line, I must request your Excellency to appoint a Committee to investigae the Rank of those I shall dispute and my own.1 I am your Excellency’s most obedt humle Servt

J. Brooks Lt Colo.

ALS, DNA: RG 93, manuscript file no. 2107. GW’s secretary Robert Hanson Harrison docketed this letter: “determ[ine]d in his favor by Board of Officers.”

1For the dissatisfaction of other Massachusetts field officers with their current arrangement, see Joseph Pettingill to GW, 12 June; Officers of the Massachusetts Line to GW, 13 June; Noah M. Littlefield to GW, 8 July; and Thomas Cogswell to GW, 24 July.

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