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You are hereby appointed Lieut. Colo. to a Regiment in the Continental Service to be commanded by Colo. Malcolm. This Regiment is composed of eight independant Companies, most of wh. are already raised. As Colo. Malcolm goes directly up to draw the Regiment together, I desire you will join him and give every necessary Assistance towards forming the Corps. I have given particular Instructions...
I was this Morning favoured with your Excellency’s Letter of 29th Ulto and my Appointment in Col. Malcolms Reg. I am truly sensible of the Honour done me, and shall be studious that my Deportment in that Station be such as will ensure your future Esteem—I am nevertheless Sir, constrained to observe that the late Date of my Appointment subjects me to the Command of many who are younger in the...
The excessive heat and occasional fatigues of the preceding campaign, have so impaired my health and constitution as to render me incapable of immediate service. I have, for three months past, taken every advisable step for my recovery, but have the mortification to find, upon my return to duty, a return of sickness, and that every relapse is more dangerous than the former. I have consulted...
The Recovery of my Health encouraged me to accept the Command of these Posts during the Winter Season, which, if any is with me a Season of Health—The Undertaking has again convinced me that my Constitution is no longer equal to the Severities of active Service—the reduced State of the Regiment and Abundance of Officers in that Line, were additional Inducements with me to leave the Army—I did...
I have to acknowlege your favor of the 10th Ulto. Perfectly satisfied that no consideration save a desire to re-establish your health could induce you to leave the service, I cannot therefore withold my concurrence. But in giving permission to your retiring from the army, I am not only to regret the loss of a good officer, but the cause which makes his resignation necessary. When it is...