Document, 1779 January 18

Name:
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1779 January 18
Date:
1779 January 18
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
2
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
In Army, many persons employed in the character of officers who hold no commissions other than a kind of warrant or appointment from the head of the Department in which they serve. Consequently, left on footing of private soldiers as to arrests and trial. Often at mercy of non-commissioned officers. It is hard enough to persuade able men to serve the Army in such positions without this added insult to their abilities and standing. Asks that these warrant officers be put on same footing with officers in the line of the Army with respect to arrests, trials, and punishment.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1779 January 18