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Congress being sensible of the Necessity that immediate Steps should be taken for recruiting the New Army, have authorized me to nominate Officers for those Regiments whose States have not sent Commissioners for that purpose. If none have arrived from your State, I request that you will immediately wait on Genl Lee & inform him of the Officers who were recommended by Genl Greene, yourself &...
Yours of the Twenty Second is before me. You mention, the Delicacy of appointing, an Officer of the Same State over another. And you put the Case of Coll Varnum and yourself. I have been a long Time puzzled to account, for Varnums Standing on the List of Colonells before you, whom I know to be many Years older than that Gentleman, has been represented to me to be. I have heard, this young...
Your obliging Favour of the 22, Ultimo came duely to Hand, and I thank you for it. A free Correspondence between the Members of Congress and the Officers of the Army, will probably be attended with Advantages to the public by improving both the Councils and Arms of America. The Burthen of contracting for Cloaths, Arms, and Accoutrements, for the Regiments ought not to lie upon the Collonells....