Document, 1779 July 02

Document, 1779 July 02

 

 

Name:
Powell, J.; United States. Continental Congress
Title:
Document, 1779 July 02
Abstract:
Appointed major in Congressional resolution consolidating a number of Pennsylvania regiments, he knows of the dissensions caused by his allegedly superseding several Pennsylvania captains. However, he was injured and slandered by the appearance of a newspaper statement that his commission was vacated. Asks that Congress take this into consideration, and report that the action was taken because of no personal fault, but rather because of a dispute over succession. This will permit him to resign with honor.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1779 July 02
Physical Description:
3
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay