George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jean-Baptiste-Joseph, comte de Laumoy, 18 October 1783

Rocky hill 18 Oct. 83


I have recid your Letter of the 14 of this month and now inclose you the Certificate you request—With my best wishes I am Sir Yours &c.

G: Washington


Brigadier General LaumoyEntered the Service of the United States in October 1777 with the rank of Lieut. Colonel of Engineers, in November following he was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the same Corps and in September last had the Brevet Commission of Brigr Genl in the Armies of the United States.

During the period above mentioned General Laumoy was employed on many important services—particularly at the Seiges of Savannah & Charles Town—where he acted as Chief Engineer—and in these as well as in every other instance throughout the course of his Services he has shewn great knowledge of his profession and has acquitted himself with that Zeal—activity & bravery which entitle him to the character of a Good officer & able Engineer. Given &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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