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do duty to Brigadier-General Thomas's brigade, as major of brigade. His excellency orders that mistake to be rectified, and directs Samuel Brewer to be continued to act as major of brigade to Brigadier-General Thomas.” (Orders, General Headquarters, Cambridge.)

September 14, 1975. Resolved, That Edward Flemming, esq., be appointed deputy adjutant-general for the Army in the New York or Northern Department, with the rank of a colonel.

September 21, 1775. Resolved, That General Washington be ordered to issue commissions to Majors Box, Scammel, and Brewer as brigade majors.

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Resolved, That General Schuyler be empowered to nominate and appoint a proper person to the office of brigade major in the army under his command, and to issue a commission accordingly.

November 8, 1775.-—“Congress directs you to acquaint General Schuyler that they approve of his appointment of Captain Dimon to be a brigade major, and have ordered him a commission accordingly." (Letter of committee to Messrs. Ř. Ř. Livingstone, Robert Treat Paine, and J. Langdon.)

January 7, 1776.—"The Adjutant-General will this day deliver to the brigade majors the number of the new articles of war necessary for each regiment, in their respective brigades; and that no mistake in regard to the said articles may possibly happen, each book is signed by the honorable John Hancock, esqr., president of the Continental Congress, and countersi ed upon the title page by William

dor, esqr., Judge-Advocate of the Army of the United Colonies." (Orders, General Headquarters, Cambridge.)

March 3, 1776. — “All arms in store fit for use may be delivered out to the AdjutantGeneral's order.” (Orders, General Headquarters, Cambridge.)

March 6, 1776.

Resolved, That Thomas Bullit, esq., be appointed deputy adjutantgeneral in the Southern Department with the rank of lieutenantcolonel.

March 23, 1776. Resolved,

The committee on qualifications having recom mended Peter Scull to be a brigade major in the Army of the United Colonies in the Middle Department.

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Resolved, That commissions be granted to them accordingly.

March 30, 1776.

Resolved, That each brigadier-general, when in command, be empowered to appoint a brigade major.

May 18, 1776.

Resolved,

That Thomas Bullit, esq., the deputy adjutantgeneral in Virginia, be advanced to the rank of colonel.

June 5, 1776.

Resolved. That the

deputy adjutants-general, make regular returns and reports to Congress, and to the respective officers to whom they are deputies, at least once a month, and that the principals also make returns to Congress at the same periods.

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Congress then proceeded to the election of an Adjutant-General

to fill up the vacancies in those offices; when the ballots being taken and examined,

Joseph Reed, esq., was elected Adjutant-General

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Resolved, That Joseph Reed, esq., have the pay of 125 dollars a month and the rank of a colonel.

June 17, 1776.

Resolved, That an experienced general be immediately sent into Canada, with power to appoint a deputy adjutant-general, and such other officers as he shall find necessary for the good of the service

and notify the same to Congress for their approbation.

June 18, 1776.—“Joseph Reed, esqr., is appointed Adjutant-General of all the Continental forces with the rank of colonel.” (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

June 29, 1776.-“Jonathan Mifflin, esqr., is appointed brigade major to General Mithin. (Orders, General Ileadquarters, New York.)

July 19, 1776. The Congress proceeded to the election of a deputy adjutant-general for the flying camp; and the ballots being taken,

Samuel Griffin, esq., was elected.

Resolved, That Mr. Griffin, as deputy adjutant-general, have the rank of colonel.

July 25, 1776.—“Peter Gusdon, esqr., is appointed major of brigade to BrigadierGeneral Heard.” (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

July 28, 1776.—“William Peck, esqr., who has for sometime past done the duty of brigadier major to General Spencer, is appointed to that office.” (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

August 7, 1776.—“John Palsgrave Wyllys, esqr.,.is appointed brigade major to General Wadsworth; Mark Hopkins, esqr., to General Fellows." (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

August 9, 1776.—“Nicholas Fish, esqr., is appointed brigade major to General Scott.(Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

August 12, 1776.—“Major Henly (for the present) is to do duty as brigade major in General James Clinton's brigade, Major Box in General Nixon's, Major Livingston in Lord Stirling's, and Major Peck in General Parsons', and Richard Platt, esqr., is to do duty of brigade major in General McDougall’s.” (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

August 15, 1776.—"Capt. Thomas Dyer to do the duty of brigade major to General Parsons' brigade till further orders." (Orders, General Heudquarters, New York.)

August 20, 1776.-" Edward Tilghman, esqr., is appointed as an assistant brigade major to Lord Stirling, the duty of the whole division being too great for one officer.” (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

August 21, 1776.—"Adjutant Taylor to do the duty of brigade major to General
McDougall's brigade during Major Platt's illness.” (Orders, General Headquarters,
New York.)
August 31, 1976.-"Ebenezer Gray is appointed brigade major to General Par-

(Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

sons.

September 1, 1776.-"Samuel Augustus Barker to act as major to the brigade under Colonel Douglass; Benjamin Talmadge, brigade major to Col. Chester.” (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

September 4, 1776.—Captain Howell, of the 2nd Jersey regiment, was appointed brigade major to the 3rd Brigade (Col. Stark's). (Orders, General Headquarters, Ticonderoga.)

September 6, 1776.-“David Henley, esqr., is appointed depy: adjt. general until further orders, and immediately to repair to General Spencers' division to regulate the several returns and do the other duties of said office, extending his care to the division under General Heath.” (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

September 7, 1776.—“Major Lee is desired to do the duty of brigade major in Major Henly's stead, till an appointment is made.” (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

September 9, 1776.—"Mr. Adjutant Bradford to do the duty of brigade major to General Nixon's brigade during Major Box's illness.” (Orders, General Headquarters, New York.)

September 10, 1776.—“Major Scammell is appointed a temporary assistant to the Adjutant-General, and is to repair to General Heath's division.” . (Orders, Generul Headquarters, New York.)

September 12, 1776. Congress then proceeded to the election of sundry officers; and the ballots being taken,

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John Trumbull, esq., was elected deputy adjutant-general of the Army in the Northern Department.

September 28, 1776.-"Mr. Finn Wadsworth is appointed major of brigade to General Wadsworth." (Orders, General Headquarters, Harlem Ileights.)

October 7, 1776.-“Capt. William McWilliams, of the 3rd Virginia Regiment, is to do the duty of brigade major in Colonel Weedon's brigade till further notice.” (Orders, General Headquarters, Ilurlem Heights.)

October 9, 1776.-—“David Dexter, esqr., is appointed to act as brigade major to the brigade under Colonel Lippet.” (Orders, General Headquarters, Harlem Heights.)

October 11, 1776:—“[Benjamin] Talmadge, esqr., is appointed brigade major to General Wadsworth.” (Örders, General Headquarters, Harlem Heights.),

October 17, 1776. — “Daniel Lyman, esqr., is appointed major of brigade to General Fellows." (Orders, General Headquarters, Harlem lleights.)

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October 21, 1776. Resolved,

That the rations allowed to the several officers on the staff in the Army of the United States, not heretofore settled, be as follows: To the

deputy adjutant-general, 6 rations, October 26, 1776.--"Capt. Ebenezer Huntington is to assist the Adjutant-General in regulating the duties and details of General Heath's division till further orders." (Orders, General Headquarters, White Plains.)

October 29, 1776.-Alexander Scammell, esqr., appointed assistant to the adjutantgeneral for General Lee's division. (Orders, General Headquarters, I hite Pluins.)

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November 19, 1776.

Resolved, [that weekly returns of all rations issued or paid be made by the Commissary-General or his deputies) to the Adjutant-General or his deputies, to be by him inserted in the general returns of the Army, and transmitted to Congress monthly.

January 13, 1777.—“Till an Adjutant-General is appointed the duty of that office will be discharged by Colonel Weedon, who is obliging enough to undertake it pro tempore.” (Orders, General Headquarters, Morristown.)

January 17, 1777.—“Lient. Isaac Budd Dunn isappointed brigade major to Cieneral St. Clair." (Orders, General Headquarters, Horristown.)

February 20, 17177. Resolved, That the President write to General Gates and inform him it is the earnest desire of Congress that he should resume the office of Adjutant-General, and that his present rank and pay shall be continued to him.

February 22, 1777.

Resolved, That Thomas Bullit, esq., deputy adjutant-general, have the rank of a colonel in the Continental establishment.

March 1, 1777.-“Isaac Budd Dunn, esqr., will do the duty of Adjutant-General pro tempore, and to be attended to accordingly.” (Orders, General Headquarters, Morristown. )

March 26, 1777.

Ordered, That the President acquaint General Washington that Congress expect the office of Adjutant-General to be filled by a speedy appointment of a person of abilities and unsuspected attachment to these United States, and recommend Colonel William Lee to his consideration for this purpose.

April 4, 1777. Resolved, . That the Adjutant-General be ordered to send monthly to the Board of War a copy of the abstracts (of all the musters, regimentally digested, and of the rations drawn or retained by the several regiments] which he received from the commissary-general of musters, together with an abstract of the returns of the Army.

April 9, 1777.—“Major Dunn being obliged to attend Major-General St. Clair to Philadelphia, to which place he is called by Congress, Lieut. Colonel Connor will be obliying enough to discharge the duty of Adjutant-General pro tempore." (Orders, General Hearlquarters, Morristoun.)

April 11, 1777. Resolved,

That the pay of brigade majors in the Continental Army be raised to 50 dollars a month.

April 19, 1777.

Resolred,

That General Gates be empowered to appoint a deputy adjutant-general for the Northern Department.

April 19, 1777.-Deputy Adjutant-General Trumbull's resignation was accepted.

May 11, 1777.—"Benjamin Day, esgr., is appointed brigade major to General Wood(ord, and Samuel Shaw, esqr., is appointed brigade major to Brigadier-General knox.” (Orders, General Headquarters, Morristown.).

May 13, 1777.—“William Johnson, esqr., formerly brigade major to General Lewis, is appointed to that duty in Brigadier-General Scott's Brigade.” (Orders, General leadquarters, Morristown.)

May 14, 1777.

Resored,

[A major-general and a brigadier-general not having the command of a separate department shall each be allowed forage for six horses for themselves, their

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The Commander in Chief and the commander of any separate department shall be authorized to allow such quantities of forage, and for and during such times, as they shall think proper,

to the Adjutant-General and his deputies, : Provided always, That if any of the officers above mentioned, their deputies or assistants, should be allowed forage in consequence of any general orders hereafter given, and should nevertheless not keep any or so many horses as they would be permitted to draw forage for, in such case no forage shall be issued for more horses than they really have, nor shall they at any time thereafter be allowed any forage, or back allowance, or any money in lieu thereof.

May 16, 1777.-"Francis Swain, esqr., is appointed brigade major to BrigadierGeneral Muhlenberg:” (Orders, General Headquarters, Morristown.)

May 19, 1777.—"Thomas Mullens, esqr., is appointed brigade major to BrigadierGeneral De Borre.” (Orders, General fleadquarters, Morristown.)

May 20, 1777.—“Valentine Peers, esqr., is appointed brigade major to BrigadierGeneral Weedon." (Orders, General Headquarters, Morristown.).

May 21, 1777.—“Michael Ryan, esqr. (late brigade major to the garrison of Ticonderoga and Fort Independence), is appointed to that duty in Brigadier-General Wayne's Brigade." (Orilers, General Headquarters, Morristown.)

May 26, 1777.—“Peter Tarling, esqr., is appointed brigale major to BrigadierGeneral Conway.(Orders, General Headquarters, Morristown.)

May 27, 1777. Resolved, That if General Gates, before General Schuyler's arrival at Albany, shall have appointed a deputy adjutant-general, for the Northern army, the said appointments be contirmed; if not, that General Schuyler be empowered to make these appointments.

May 29, 1777.—“Major Ryan, who has done the duty of the Adjutant-General for some days past, is now excused from that service." (Orders, General Headquarters, Middle Brook.)

June 2, 1771.-“Until the arrival of Brigadier De Haas, the eldest officer in his brigade is to take the command, and John Harper, esqr., is appointed to the duty of brigade major in that brigade till further orders. (Orders, General Ileadquarters, Middle Brook.)

June 10, 1777.

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Resolved,

XXXIV. That no returns of rations drawn or returned by the several regiments be hereafter made by the. commissary-general of musters

to the Adjutant-General, or by the Adjutant-General to the board of war, as directed in the regulations of the muster master general's department, passed by Congress the 4th day of April last.

June 18, 1777.—"Timothy Pickering, esqr., is appointed Adjutant-General to the Continental Army.

The General begs Col. Connor to accept his thanks for his obliging and punctual discharge of the office for the time he has acted as such.” (Orders, General Headquarters, Middle Brook.)

July 13, 1777.—"Thomas Fosdick, esqr., was on the first instant appointed brigade major to Brigadier-General Glover.”

Roger Alden, esqr., is appointed brigade major to Brigadier-General Huntington.'? (Orders, General Ileadquarters, Pompton Plains.)

July 17, 1977. Resolved, That General Spencer be informed, in answer to his letter of the 20th of May, that Congress confirm the appointment by him of William Peck, esq., deputy adjutant-general to the militia and State troops of Rhode Island, kept in Continental pay.

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