George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edward Hand, 4 July 1783

Orderly Office 4th July 1783


Anxious to complete the returns of the Army for the last month I calld for a return from Hazens regiment—on the evening of the 2d Instant I received one signed William Satterlee Major Commanding—as I had not before known Major Satterlee (as such) as his promotion & that of several others mentioned in the return have not been communicated to me through the regular Channels, and as the return was very imperfect in other respects, I returned it to Genl Hazen accompanied by a letter of which the Inclosed is a Copy, and recd his answer on the back of a new return Signed by himself—from this return & Genl Hazens letter, copies of which I inclose for your Excys perusal you will perceive that the Gentlemen said to be promoted have not received their new Commissions—I am therefore at a loss how to Act, and beg your Excy will be pleased to inform me if I am to receive & record the return in its present form. with much respect I have the honor to [be] your Excellys most Obedt & most Hble [Servt]

Edwd Hand

Orderly Office July 4th 1783

Captain Carlile begs (if the vacancies in Hazens Regiment are to be filled) the promotion of the fourth Major in the Regiment may be suspended untill the relative Rank between himself & Capt. Popham can be ascertained—or untill a Return from the Commander in Chief shall declare the person who is entitled to fill it.

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