George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Enoch Poor, 31 May 1779

From Brigadier General Enoch Poor

Easton [Pa.] May 31st 1779


I am informed that while Colo. Hazen commanded my Brigade you sent forward the Arrangement of the New Hamp: Line desiring such Casualties might be noted as had taken Place since it was given in,1 which Arrangement Colo. Hazen has not transmitted Me—by Capt. Fogg2 I send one with the alterations desired, other wise similar to the former—Lt McGaffee of the 3 Regt is deranged who being on Furlough refused to Join his Regt when ordered chusing rather to retire to his Farm3—Lt Gilman of the 2d is cashiered,4 and one Capt. in the Same Regt was omitted, I suppose thro Mistake in Copying who in the inclosed is inserted—the Officers being very desirous of their Commissions Capt. Fogg will wait a few Days if they can be delivered.

The State of New Hampshire have appointed fourteen Ensigns in their Line and given them Certificates as pr the inclosed.5 I am your Excellency’s Most Obt and h’ble Servant

Enoch Poor


2Jeremiah Fogg, Jr. (1749–1808) of Kensington, N.H., graduated from Harvard College in 1768 and practiced law before the war in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He served as adjutant of the 2d New Hampshire Regiment in 1775 and was appointed a second lieutenant and quartermaster in the 8th Continental Infantry Regiment in January 1776. He became paymaster of the 2d New Hampshire Regiment in November 1776, serving in that post until October 1779, and was promoted to captain in October 1777. Fogg transferred to the 1st New Hampshire Regiment in March 1782 and left the army in June of the following year. He also served at various times during the war as brigade major and aide-de-camp. Fogg’s journal of Maj. Gen. John Sullivan’s expedition against the Six Nations in the summer of 1779 was published as Journal of Major Jeremiah Fogg during the Expedition of Gen. Sullivan in 1779, Against the Western Indians (Exeter, N.H., 1879).

3Andrew McGaffey (1743–1826) of Epsom, N.H., served in 1775 as a sergeant in Col. John Stark’s New Hampshire Regiment, and in 1776 was a second lieutenant in the state militia. He was appointed a first lieutenant in the 3d New Hampshire Regiment in November 1776. McGaffey left his regiment in November 1778 but was not discharged until 1 June 1779.

5No enclosures to this letter have been identified.

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