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To George Washington from the Board of War, 14 May 1779

From the Board of War

War Office [Philadelphia] May 14. 1779


We have the Honour of enclosing you Copy of a Recomendation of the Honble Council of this State on the Subject of Lieut. Col. Hubley. Your Excellency will no Doubt think proper to make the necessary Enquiries into the Matter & on your Certificate the Board will order the Commission to be issued to the Officer entitled thereto.1 We have the Honour to be with great Respect Your very obed. Servt

Richard Peters
By Order


1The enclosed extract from the minutes of the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council of 14 May reads: “General St Clair commanding Officer of the Pennsylvania line having certified that Adam Hubley Esquire Lieutenant Colonel of the tenth Regiment of the Troops raised by this State is the oldest Lieutenant Colonel in the line and thereupon entituled to Succeed to the vacancy lately made by the resignation of Col: Hartley in the eleventh Regiment. Resolved That the said Lieutenant Colonel Hubley be recommended to the Honourable Board of War for the Commission of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the said Eleventh Regiment” (DLC:GW). A brief rank dispute delayed Hubley’s promotion until a board of general officers decided in his favor; see Morgan Connor to GW, 15 April; GW to Connor, 24 April; Hubley to GW, 19 May; General Orders, 27 and 30 May; and GW to the Board of War, 30 May.

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