George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas McKean, 18 August 1781

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

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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

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