From the Board of War
Williamsburg, 20 Jan. 1780. Because of the dissolution of the fourth troop of Nelson’s corps of cavalry, a dispute concerning the lieutenancy of the third troop has arisen between Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Read. It is recommended that the decision be referred to a board of officers “as the most proper Tribunal to determine all military disputes.” Signed by Innes and Barron.
Tr in Board of War Letter Book (MiU-C), 1 p.; also Tr in War Office Letter Book (Vi), 1 p., the text of which varies somewhat from that presented here.