George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 February 1775]

21. At home all day. Doctr. Rumney & Captn. Marshall Dined here. Mr. Grayson & Mr. Henderson came in the Afternoon & lodgd.

On 16 Feb., James Scott, Jr. (1742–1779), of Fauquier County, wrote to GW that he and Capt. Thomas Marshall were “the persons chosen by our [Fauquier County] Independent company, to wait on you for the purpose of offering you the command,” but Scott was not able to join Marshall in this visit (DLC:GW).

William Grayson was at this time head of the Prince William County Independent Company. He served as aide-de-camp to GW from Aug. 1776 to Jan. 1777, when, promoted to colonel, he raised Grayson’s Additional Regiment, which he commanded until he retired from the service in 1779 (BERG description begins Fred Anderson Berg. Encyclopedia of Continental Army Units: Battalions, Regiments, and Independent Corps. Harrisburg, Pa., 1972. description ends , 48; W.P.A. [1] description begins W.P.A. Writers’ Project. Prince William: The Story of Its People and Its Places. American Guide Series. Manassas, Va., 1941. description ends , 91–92).

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