George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Ebenezer Learned, 1 November 1777

From Brigadier General Ebenezer Learned

Albany Novr 1st 1777

Hond Sr

As Col: Fisher has Some how (notwithstanding he is Commisionated) ben Neglected as to a Command in the Continental Army.1

Yet has acted as a Volunteer in my Brigd. through the Struggel to Subdue the Enemy to the Northward—and his Conduct has ben So Steady and Couragous—I must Heartily Recommend him to your Honours Favour for a Command Eaquel to his Diserving and in thus doing I must think your Honour will not only do Justice to the Service But oblige your very Humbl. Servt

Ebenezer Learned B.G.

ALS (photocopy), DLC:GW.

1John Fisher, who was appointed a captain in the 2d New York Regiment on 28 June 1775, was promoted to major of the 3d New York on 8 Mar. 1776, and he served as lieutenant colonel of John Nicolson’s New York regiment from June to November 1776. Fisher apparently did not hold an active command in the Continental army after that date.

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