From Lieutenant Colonel John Brooks
West Point 13th July 1779.
As I think myself injured by the present arrangement of the Lieutenant Colonels in the Massachusetts Line, I must request your Excellency to appoint a Committee to investigae the Rank of those I shall dispute and my own.1 I am your Excellency’s most obedt humle Servt
J. Brooks Lt Colo.
ALS, DNA: RG 93, manuscript file no. 2107. GW’s secretary Robert Hanson Harrison docketed this letter: “determ[ine]d in his favor by Board of Officers.”