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Vernejoux to the President of the Board of War, 4 March 1777

Vernejoux to the President of the Board of War

Harfort March 4. 1777

Much Respected sir

I beg Leave to write your Excellencys this Letter to have the honour to present you my Respect.

I pray you to you Remember wath you promised my one autre Commission if my Superiors Officers was satisfied of my Services. I have send to this Excellencys John Hancock one Letter of Recomendetion of the honorable major General Sullivan. I have stay with him some time. I believe what is it satisfied of my Services. I pray your Excellencys to See this Letter.

I am Capt. of dragoons in Colonel Cheldon1 Regiment. This Gentelmen promised to one Gentelmen of distingtion frist Compaynie for my in his Regiment, In this moment this Colonel one autre Gentelmen I pray you to Give one answer positive. You have See my Certificat Com from franc. I have 6 Year of Service in the Cavalerie 19–Month in the foot with Commission of Captain, I have the honour to be of your Excellencys. With Great Respec your most humble Much obedient Servent

the Knigt of vernejoux Capt of dragoons

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To The Honourable John Adams Esqr. President of the Board of War Philadelphia”; docketed: “Vernejou March 4th. 1777 [. . .] the Warr Office.”

1Col. Elisha Sheldon, 2d Continental Dragoons (Heitman, Register Continental Army description begins Francis B. Heitman, comp., Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution, new edn., Washington, 1914. description ends , p. 28, 493).

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