George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elias Dayton, 15 January 1783

Head Quarters Jany 15 1783


I have the pleasure to congratulate you on your late promotion to the Rank of Brigadier General which took place in Congress the 7th Inst.

Your Commission arrived here yesterday and I shall keep it till I can have the pleasure to deliver it to you in Person which I must request may be as soon as possible and that you come prepared to remain with your Brigade the remainder of the Winter.

If Captain Schaack is not yet gone to New York I might desire you to take measures to oblige him to go in. I am Sir Your most obedt Servt

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