Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Henry Laurens, 18 November 1778

George Washington to Henry Laurens1

Fredericksburg [New York] November 18, 1778. Recommends Count Kotkowski,2 a Polish officer, for “the rank of Captain and the pay of Lieutenant” in the Continental Army.

LS, in the handwriting of H, Reel 168, Item 152, VI, p. 515, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.

1Laurens, a merchant from Charleston, South Carolina, was a member of the Continental Congress from January, 1777, to November, 1779, and served as president of that body from November 1, 1777, to December 9, 1778.

2Count Stanislas Kotkowski was a Knight of the Holy Cross and a friend of Count Casimir Pulaski.

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