George Washington to
Major René-Hippolyte Penot Lombard de Noirmont (de la Neuville)1
[West Point] September 4, 1779. Explains purpose of congressional resolve and effect it will have on Noirmont’s rank.
DF, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. René-Hippolyte Penot Lombard de Noirmont, brother of the Chevalier de la Neuville, was appointed a major by brevet on July 29, 1778. On August 23, 1779, Congress resolved to allow him the “pay and subsistence of a major” (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XIV, 989).