George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lawson, 10 July 1777

From Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lawson

Morristown, 10 July 1777. “Mr [Edward Roe] Jiggets a Lt in the 4th Virga Regt has not enjoyd his Health well at any time Since he came into the Service, and lately finds it Still more impaird—Desspairing of its being Reestablish’d, if he Continues in the Service, he has inform’d Me of his Desire to resign his Commission—In consequence of which I have taken the Liberty to refer him to your Excellency.”

ALS, DNA: RG 93, manuscript file no. 31338. Beneath the letter Brig. Gen. Charles Scott made the following attestation: “As I am well Sattisfy’d that the above Mentiond Mr Jiggets is onable to do the Necessary Duty of an Officer he has my approbation for Resigning.”

Edward Roe Jiggett was appointed an ensign in Lawson’s 4th Virginia Regiment in February 1776 and was promoted to second lieutenant in September 1776. Jiggett’s resignation became effective 12 Aug. 1777.

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