Head Qrs Prackness Octr 16 1780.
As the Honble the Assembly of your State and the Committee of Congress in consequence of their proceedings, which You will have seen published in General Orders, have annexed Colo. Henry Jackson’s Regiment to the Massachusetts line, it is necessary that the precedence of the Captains of this Regiment, should have their stations fixed in the line of Captains belonging to the State. I forgot to mention this Circumstance in my Letter to the Board on the 14th Inst, which they will now be pleased to make a subject of their attention & report the nos these Officers Commissions should bear in the line, and the alterations in the nos which this may occasion.
Colo. Jackson will lay before the Board a List of the dates of their appointments and the periods from which they are to rank, according to the Arrangement which has been long since transmitted to the Board of War for Commissions. I have the Honor to be with respect & Esteem, Gentlemen Yr Most Obed St
DLC: Papers of George Washington.