George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Charles Harrison, 28 May 1779

From Colonel Charles Harrison

28th May 1779


In consequence of a Circular letter from your Excellency desiring my claim of Rank & that of the Regt under my command.1

I begg leave to observe to you Sir my principles of Rank & that of my Regt are altogether founded on a special Resolve of Congress of the 26th November 76,2 on the 30th of the said month recd my Commission & also those of the whole Corps, & before the first day of January 77 enlisted two Companies. Am Sir with all due respect Your very Hue Sert

Cha. Harrison


2Congress had resolved on that date that a regiment of Continental artillery should be raised in Virginia (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 , 6:981).

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