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George Washington to Brigadier General Benedict Arnold, 3 March 1777

George Washington to
Brigadier General Benedict Arnold1

Morristown [New Jersey] March 3, 1777. Discusses Arnold’s proposed attack against Rhode Island. Notes that Arnold’s name was not on list of newly promoted major generals.

Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Arnold was at this time in Providence, Rhode Island. On May 2, 1777, Arnold was promoted to the rank of major general. On August 8, 1777, he was given a new commission which stated that his rank of major general was to date from February 19, 1777. This new commission restored his seniority in rank.

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