George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Nathanael Greene, 4 July 1780 to 5 July 1780

4-5 July 1780

At a meeting of a board of Genl Officers held the 4th July 1780 pursuant to a General Order of the 3d

Present Major General’s Greene
Marquis dela Fayette
Brigadier General’s Maxwell
The Board adjourned untill tomorrow 9. o’Clock A.M.
July 5th the Board met agreeable to adjournment.
Present Major General’s Greene
Lord Stirling
Marquis dela Fayette
Brigadier Genls Maxwell

It is the unanimous opinion of this Board that they have not powers to alter the standing of any General Officers different from their appointment and therefore cannot determine upon the claim of Genl Ervine, of precedence to General Hand.

It is also the unanimous opinion of the Board that Major John Conway and Capt. Hollingshead ought to take rank at the time Lt Colonel Brearly accepted the appointment of Chief Justice, and that reference to him be had to fix the time.

Nath. Greene M.G.



Wm Maxwell B.G.

H. Knox B. Gl

Anty Wayne B.G.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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