From John Jay
Philadelphia 7th June 1779
Since my last, I have been honored with two Letters from your Excellency of the third Inst., with the papers they covered.1
Herewith enclosed are two Acts of Congress of the 5th Inst., One ascertaining the Rank of Coll DuBois, the other Revoking the Commission of Major Powell, & assigning a Rule for settling the rank of the other Officers of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment.2
The Extract of a Letter, from Major General Gates to your Excellency, is referred to the Treasury, who will take order thereon.3 I have the honor to be, with the greatest Respect, Your Excellency’s Most Obedt Servant
P:S: Enclosed is all the intelligence we have from So. Carolina.4
LS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 14.
2. The enclosed resolutions ranking Col. Lewis Duboys after colonels Philip Van Cortlandt and Peter Gansevoort and vacating the major’s commission granted Capt. Joseph Prowell in the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment 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 14:694, and General Orders, 13 June).
3. This extract, taken from Horatio Gates to GW of 25 May, has not been found, but it involved an appeal for money (see 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 14:694; Gates to GW, 8 and 21 June; and GW to Gates, 11 and 13 June).