George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Tupper, 15 September 1780

September 15th 1780

A List of the Commissioned Officers in the 11th Massachusetts Regiment.

Names Rank Remarks

Benjamin Tupper Colonel
Noah M. Littlefield Lt Colonel
Moses Knap Major
Billy Porter Captain Regimental
Moses Greenleaf do
Stephen Abbot do In Light
Silas Clarke do
Thomas Francis do
Daniel Lunt do
William Burley Capt. Lieutenant Prisoner of War
Nehemiah Emerson Lieutenant Regimental
Quarter Master
James Buxton do Adjutant
Aaron Francis do Brigade Quarter
William McKenney do In Light
Benjamin Shaw do Aid de Camp to
General Paterson
Obediah Lovejoy do
Hudson Bailey do On Furlough—Time

As There is a very considerable deficiency of Officers in the Regiment. I would beg leave to recommend the following Gentlemen for appointments,

Mr Joseph Crook Lieut.

Mr Isaac Witts. Ensign who has served as Volunteer from 28th August 1780

Mr Joseph Raymond do.

Mr Zachariah Nowell do.

Mr James Witherill do.

Mr Ansell Zupper do—who has served as Volunteer from 15th March 1780

Benj. Tupper Colo.

It is indispensably necessary that New appointments should be made in the above Regiment—& having no doubt of the fitness of the above named persons to fill the Vacancies I recommend them accordingly.

Go: Washington


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