Benjamin Franklin Papers

James Ewing and Michael Swoope to the Pennsylvania Convention, 23 September 1776

James Ewing and Michael Swoope3 to the Pennsylvania Convention

LS: Morristown National Historical Park

Dated Septr. 23d. 1776. Fort Constitution4

We the Subscribers do beg Leave to recommend the Bearer Mr. James Lang Lieutenant in The Pennsylvania Battalion of Musquetry, for the Commission of Captain (there being at present a Vacancy in said Battalion). We further beg Leave to represent him as a very proper and fit Person for said Post.5

James Ewing Br. Gl.
Mich. Swoope Colol.

To the Honorable Benjn Franklin Esqr President of the Convention

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3For Gen. James Ewing (1736–1806) see the DAB, and for Col. Swoope the letter from York above, Aug. 31, 1775.

4Better known as Fort Lee, on the west side of the Hudson facing Fort Washington in upper Manhattan.

5For Lang see the preceding document.

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