Ver Planks Point 9th Decr 1780
I beg leave to trouble your Excellency Once more, relative to the Ranks of the Officers of my Regt. There are several Vacancies in the Regt that ought in Justice to the Officers have been fill’d up for upwards of a twelve Month past.
I was referred by your Excellency at Morris Town, to the Committee of Congress who assured me the Vacancies shoud be fill’d up, but have as yet had no Orders respecting the same.
As the Regt will soon be incorporated, shou’d be glad to know if there wou’d be any Impropriety in filling up the Vacancies the next muster, as I am informed all Vacancies in the Line have been fill’d (except my Regt). I Am With Sentiments of Esteem Your Excls Most Obet Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.