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From George Washington to the Board of War, 30 May 1779

To the Board of War

Head Qrs Middle Brook May the 30: 1779

Gentlemen

I have the Honor to transmit you an Arrangement of the Officers in the Maryland line—and have to request, that you will take the earliest Occasion that may offer to make out and forward Commissions agreable to it, except in the cases of

No. 46—Benjamin Garnett 1st Lieut. 5 Reg. 13 Oct. 78
47—Parker Hall Lee do 4 do 16 do do
53—William Trueman Stoddart do 5 do 21 May 79
10—Williams Adams 2 Lieut. 7 do 14 Apl 1778

whose appointments must be previously confirmed by the State, upon which subject I have written to His Excellency the Governor.1

A Board of General Officers have Unanimously determined Lieut. Colo. Hubley’s claim to the 11th pensylvania Regiment to be superior to Lt Colonel Connor’s2—You will be pleased to make out a Commission for him & transmit it to Head Qrs. It must be dated when the Regiment was annexed by Congress to the pensylvania line3 unless Colo. Hartley’s resignation was subsequent. ⟨In such⟩ case, it must be dated when that took place. The same Board have also unanimously reported—that Capn Prowel’s promotion to the Majority was irregular. I shall transmit a Copy of their Report to Congress and of the Remonstrance of the pensylvania Captns against the appointmt—that they may vacate & recall the Commission he has received if they confirm the Report.4

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

3This had taken place on 13 Jan. (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 13:58).

4GW forwarded the report in his letter to John Jay of 3 June, and Congress revoked Joseph Prowell’s commission two days later (DNA:PCC, item 152; JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 14:694).

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