I have Your Favour of this date and, for answer Coll Brearley left the Western Camp the 4th July 1779 in consequence of a letter he recd from some of the Legislature, of his being apointed chief Judge.
No one in Camp that I can find can inform when he accepted.
Lieut Coll Conway & Major Hollingshead was apointed to that Rank the 23d Augt 1779 and both to do duty in the 3d Regt till further Orders. Coll Barber of the 3d was then doing the duty of A regt General. This is all I know of the matter. I am Dear Sir. Your Most Obedient Humble Servant
N.B Excuse the want of paper I cannot get at it.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.