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Continental Congress Motion by Alexander Hamilton and Richard Peters, Regarding Lewis Morris, [25 February 1783]

Continental Congress
Motion by Alexander Hamilton and
Richard Peters1 Regarding Lewis Morris2

[Philadelphia, February 25, 1783]


That Lieut. Col Morris Aid de Camp to Major General Greene be allowed the Pay & Emoluments of a Lieut Colonel & that his Accounts be adjusted accordingly.3

D, Reel 163, Item 149, II, p. 224, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.

1Peters was secretary of the board of war from 1776 to 1781 with a few interruptions and was elected to Congress from Pennsylvania on November 12, 1782.

2Lewis Morris, Jr., was brevetted a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army on September 9, 1778. He was aide-de-camp to Nathanael Greene from November, 1779, to the end of the war.

3At the bottom of this document is written: “negatived Motion of Mr. Peters & Mr Hamilton Feby 25. 1783 negatived.” Also see JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937; Reprinted, New York, 1968). description ends , XXIV, 148–49.

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