12 February 1782
Resolved that the promotions here after made of Cols. or Lt Cols. Commodant to the rank of Brigadiers or of Brigadiers to the rank of Major Generals shall not entitle the officer so promoted to any additional half pay or allowance of land on account of such promotion, And that such of the present brigadiers as shall be promoted to the rank of Major Generals shall only be entitled to the half pay of brigadiers and to the allowance of land allowed to brigadiers by the resolution of the 12th of August 1780. And that such of the present Cols. or Lt Cols. commodants as shall be promoted to the rank of brigadiers and from thence to that of Major Generals shall only be entitled to the allowance of land and half pay assigned to Cols. and Lt Cols. commodant any resolution heretofore passed to the contrary not withstanding.
Resolved that all brigadier Generals who hold that rank previous to the first day of May 1777 be and they are hereby promoted to the rank of Major Generals.
Resolved that all Cols. who held that rank previous to the first day of May 1777 be and they are here by promoted to the rank of Brigadier Generals.
The foregoing proposed Resolutions are submited for your Excellencys perusal and your opinion thereon will be acknowledged as a favour by him who has the Honor to be your Excellencys most obedient Humle Servant
James Clinton—August 9th 1776
Wm Moultrie—Sepr 16th 1776
Lachlan McIntosh—Sepr 16. 1776.
Henry Knox—Decr 27. 1776
John Glover. February 21. 1777
John Patterson. &a &a
Anthony Wayne &a &a
George Weedon &a &a
Peter Mughlenburg &a &a
Edward Hand April 1st 1776
Charles Scott April 2d 1776
Coll John Lamb 1st Jany 1777. 2nd Regt Artillery.
Coll John Crane Do Do 3rd Do
Coll Stephen Moyland 8th Jany Do 4th Legionary Corps
Coll Joseph Vose 21st Feby 1777
Coll John Greaton 1st July 1775
Coll Will Shephard May 1776
Coll Rufus Putnam 5th Augt Do
Coll Michael Jackson 1st Jany 1777
Coll Henry Jackson 12th Do Do
Coll John Durkee 10th Augt 1776
Coll Herman Swift 1st Jany 1777
Coll Samuel B. Webb Do Do
Coll Goose Van Schaick 28th June 1775
Coll Philip Cortlandt 21st Novr 1776
Coll Matthias Ogden 1st Jany 1777
Coll Elias Dayton 8th Feby 1776
Coll Daniel Brodhead 29th Septr Do
Coll Richard Humpton 1st October Do
Coll David Hall 4th January 1777
Coll Otho Williams 1 dito 1777
Coll John Gunby 17th April 1777
I have not been able to procure the dates of the Cols in Virginia or North Carolinia—There is none in Soth Carolina previous to the first of May 1777 and only Colo. Elbert in Georgia.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.