From Brigadier General Henry Knox1
[New Windsor, New York]
Mr Ellisons Junirs House2 28th June 1779.
Mr Garanger having positively renounced all claims to rank or command in the Corps of artillery, it is my opinion that he can be Employed in the Corps in a manner honorable to himself, and useful to the service. There can be no objection to his receiving a brevet of a Captaincy in the army.
I am Dear Sir affectionately your huml Sert.
Copy, Reel 95, Item 78, X, p. 460, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
1. Knox wrote this letter in answer to H to Knox, June 27, 1779 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , II, 84).
For background to this letter, see H to Knox, March 26, 1779 (printed in this volume).
2. There were two Ellison houses in New Windsor. Thomas Ellison’s house, which was near the Hudson River, was used by George Washington for his headquarters while he was in New Windsor. Knox’s headquarters, however, were in the house of John Ellison, the son of Thomas Ellison. The John Ellison house was in the country and some distance from the river.