27 April 1781
Monsieur Lewis Garanger Capt. of Bombardiers in the Army of France entered the American service with the Rank of Captain in the Army of the United States in December 1778—from which time he has waited an opportunity of being employed in the particular line of his profession, but none having occurred he has requested and obtained liberty to return to France.
Capt. Garanger has ever been extremely sollicitous to render himself servicable and has upon several occasions behaved with address and bravery as appears by the Certificates of Major Genl Howe and Colonel Armand Marquis de Rouerie under whom he immediately served at those times. Given at Head Quarters at New Windsor State of New York the 27th day of April 1781.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.