George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Henry Jackson, 16 June 1778

From Colonel Henry Jackson

Gulph Mill [Pa.]
June 16 1778

May it Please your Excellency

I was last eveng inform’d by a freind of Capt. Jarvis’s that he had enter’d a complaint to your Excellency of my behaviour unbecoming an Officer & Gentleman1—as I look on my Honor, Character, & reputation wounded in this unjust Charge, wounded in such a manner that I cannot by any means put up with—I therefore must intreat of your Excellency, that his Charge against me might be prosecuted, & that your Excellency will be pleas’d to put it in order for that purpose—for if true I am not a proper Person to hold a Commission in the American Army, and the sooner the Service is ridd of me the better.2 I am with the greatest respect your Excellencys most obt hume sert

Henry Jackson Colo:


2Tench Tilghman wrote at the bottom of the letter: “A Court of enquiry of good Officers from the line of the Army”; see General Orders, this date. Apparently nothing came of the charges.

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