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Inclos’d you have an Extract, from Genl Gates’s Orders bearing Date 4 June; From which it appears, that, I am superceded (by an inferior Officer) in the Command of the Artillery, in the Middle Department. From your Excellency’s known Character, for Justice, and generosity; and a full conviction, that, you will never give your sanction, to so flagrant an Act of injustice, I am induced (tho’...
I am extremely sorry to inform your Excellency, that, a dispute has arisen between Colo. Harrisson of the Artillery, and myself, respecting Seniority; As I came into the Service, a Capt. in the Artillery, on 30th June 1775, and had the honor of being appointed (by Congress) to the sole Command of the Artillery in the Northern Department, with the Rank, and Pay of Major 1st Janry 1776 (at the...
We the Subscribers, beg leave to assure Your Excellency that, we profess the greatest deference and respect, for the honorable Board of General Officers which on the 15th Instant, settled the Rank of the Regiments of Artillery; and we hereby declare our full conviction, that no partiality influenced them, in making the arrangement. But as the Board inadvertently proceeded to make the...
I am favor’d with, Your Excellency’s Circular Letter, of the 4th Instant; which did not reach my Hands, ’till this Day; or I should have done myself the honor, of Answering it sooner. As to the relative rank of myself, with respect, to the other Colonels of Artillery; I believe no dispute, can possibly arise, but between Colonel Crane, and me; What his pretentions are, I know not; But I beg...
As I understand that a board of General Officers is to sit this Day, to determine the relative Rank of the Field Officers of Artillery and that of the Regiments –and having reason to believe (from the information of Lt Colo. Stevens) that Colo. Crane’s Claim is founded on a Commission from the State of Rhode Island bearing date the 8th May 1775; I thought it necessary, to give your Excellency...
O[b]serving by the General Orders of yesterday, that, a Board of General Officers; is to Sit this Day, to settle the relative Rank, of the Colos. of Artillery; I have to request, the favour of your Excellency, to direct, that Lt Colo. Stevens, attend the Board, to ascertain certain Facts, respecting the pretentions of Colo. Crane. I have the honour to be; with the greatest Respect, your...
As Lt Isaac Guion, has been Elected Paymaster, Lt Joseph Ashton, Adjutant (vice, Lt Isaac Hubbell) and Lt Chilion Ford, Quarter Master, to the Regt under my Command; on the 1st Instant; I beg leave to recommend them, to your Excellency, & request it may be inserted in General Orders. As I conceive myself greatly injured, by the Board of General Officers, appointed to settle the Rank of the...
As I was at Fredericksburgh (on Public business) when your Excellency’s favour, of the 13th Instant, reached this place it did not come to my hands, till last Evening which will, I presume, apologize, for my not answering it, sooner. The Certificates, respecting the Pay-Master, Quarter-Master, and Adjutant, shall be transmitted your Excellency, as soon as possible. I am extremely sorry, to be...
Inclosed you have the Certificates, respecting the Paymaster, Quarter Master, and Adjutant. your Excellency will please to excuse, my not transmitting them sooner, which delay, has been owing to the detached State of the Regiment. In my last, your Excellency will observe, that, Mr Ashton is mentioned appointed 1st Augst which, is a mistake, he having been appointed, the 1st July. I have the...
Letter not found: from Col. John Lamb, 24 Nov. 1779 . In his letter to Lamb on 25 Nov., GW referred to “the object of yours of the 24th” (see GW’s first letter to Samuel Holden Parsons, 25 Nov., and n.1 to that document).