Alexander Hamilton Papers

Continental Congress Report on Colonel Charles Armand, 26 March 1783

Continental Congress
Report on Colonel Charles Armand

[Philadelphia] March 26, 1783

The Committee1 to whom were referred the letters from the Commander in Chief & from Col Armand2 submit the following resolution:

Col Armand having entered at an early period of the war into the army of The United States with the rank of Colonel, and having served with distinction in that rank, so as to acquire the particular approbation of the Commander in Chief for his intelligence zeal and bravery,

Resolved, that in consideration of the merit & services of Col Armand he be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, retaining the command of his present corps.3

AD, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.

1The committee consisted of Theodorick Bland, H, and Richard Peters.

2Charles Armand-Tuffin, Marquis de la Rouerie, had served in the Continental Army from May, 1777, to the close of the war. Washington’s letter, dated March 7, 1783, is in GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). description ends , XXVI, 197–98. Armand’s letter, dated March 13, is in the Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.

3His corps was known as “Armand’s Partisan Corps.”

Congress accepted the recommendation of the committee report on March 26.

Although it is not included in the printed report (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXIV, 211–12), the following proviso, not in H’s writing, appears at the bottom of the manuscript: “Provided that no Emoluments shall accrue to the several Officers afd. in their Promotions, other than those they have been heretofore entitled to.”

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