From John Jay
Philadelphia 12th May 1779
Copies of three Acts of Congress are herewith enclosed—One of the 11th Inst., ascertaining the Pay & Subsistence of Engineers, Sappers, and Miners, & appointing Brigadier General Du Portail Commandant of those Corps—Another of the 12 Inst., appointing Coll William Irvin a Brigadier for Pennsylvania, And the third of the 12th Inst., for accepting the Resignations of Lieutenant Vallance, and Ensign Brush of Coll Warner’s Regiment.1 I have the Honor to be With the greatest Respect & Esteem your Excellency’s Most Obedient And Humble Servant
John Jay Presidt
LS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 14.
1. The enclosed copies are in DLC:GW; see also JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 14:570–71, 579–80. David Vallance (1743–1802), of Addison, Vt., was appointed a lieutenant in Col. Seth Warner’s Additional Continental Regiment in October 1776. After his resignation, he served as a lieutenant in the Vermont militia, 1780–81. Alexander Brush (1755–1815), of Bennington, Vt., became a sergeant in Warner’s regiment in December 1776 and was promoted to ensign in August 1778. He also later served in the Vermont militia.