Head Quarters Dobbs’s Ferry 18th Augt 1781
Agreeable to an order of Congress of the 10th of May last, I appointed a Board of Officers to consider and determine upon the Memorial of Udney Hay Esqr. I do myself the honor to inclose a Copy of their Report and am with the highest Respect Yr Excellencys Most obt and hble servt
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.
Camp near Dobbs ferry Aug. 16. 1781.
At a board of general officers of the american army convened at major general Heath’s quarters, August 16. 1781, by order of his Excellency the commander in chief, to consider a memorial of Udny Hay esquire, and report thereon.
|Major general Heath||Brigadier general Knox|
|Major general Lord Stirling||Brigadier general Glover|
|Major general Lincoln||Brigaider general Huntington|
|Major general Howe||Brigadier general Hazen|
|Major general Parsons.|
The board having considered the memorial and other papers exhibited therewith, are of opinion that Udny Hay esquire ought to enjoy the rank and emoluments of a retiring lieutenant colonel Which is submitted.
W. Heath M. Genl