George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Edward Hand, 17 June 1780

Head Qrs Springfield June 17th 1780

Dr Sir

I inclose You a Letter which I have received from Lt Andrew Lee of Colo. Hazen’s Regiment, by which he complains that he has been superseded in his rank by irregular promotions of Other Officers in the Regiment. I request that You will, by an Order, appoint a Board of three Field Officers belonging to your Brigade, to hear the complaint of Mr Lee and to examine his pretensions—who will report the same, and their opinion of the rank he may be intitled to and from what time. You will transmit me their proceedings in the case. It will be best that the Board should be composed of other Field Officers than those of the Regiment to which Mr Lee he belongs. I am Dr Sir, with great regard Yr Most Obed. St

Go: Washington.

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