To Colonel Timothy Pickering1
Wilmington [Delaware] August 29, 1777. Sends extract from General Orders of June 18, 1777, stating that “Timothy Pickering Esquire is appointed Adjutant General in the Armies of the United States of America.”
ADS, Pickering Foundation, Salem, Massachusetts.
1. Before his appointment as adjutant general, Timothy Pickering had served as colonel of a Massachusetts militia regiment.