George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Oliver Spencer, 23 November 1780

Mendham November 23d 1780


I hope your Excellency will excuse my Troubling you on the Subject of Promotion due to some Officers in my Regiment agreeable to an Arrangement handed to your Excellency along with a List of Promotions due to the Officers of the Jersey Brigade; the latter having taken place I should esteem myself happy to be honored with your Excellency’s answer to that of my regiments, which being now on the point of being reduced, the Gentlemen concerned have desired me to mention the matter to your Excellency, and as it is more than probable the Officers of my Regiment must Retire it will make a very material difference to them in the allowance of their Half-Pay. I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect, Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servant

Oliver Spencer

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