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Letter from Benjamin Lincoln to Hugh Williamson and William Blount
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
July 27, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 627-628

SECRETARY OF WAR TO THE DELEGATES IN NORTH CAROLINA; INCLOSING LETTER OF COL. JOHN STEWART TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR.


War Office, July 27th, 1782.

Gentlemen:

In reply to your request of yesterday I have the honor to inform you that the commissions for the officers of the North Carolina line would have issued, agreeable to the arrangement which has been transmitted to the War office, but it was requisite that the arrangement should be sanctioned by an Act of the State which I have not received and the inclosed letter from Col. Stewart of the Maryland

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line supposes an error in the dates of appointment of some officers, and requests that it be investigated previous to an issue of the commissions. It becomes necessary as well in justice to the North Carolina officers as the rest of the army, that the objection be obviated. I have written to the commanding officers of your line on this subject, and the moment these matters are ascertained and settled, commissions will be forwarded if acceded to by Congress.

I have the honor to be with the most
Perfect respect and esteem, Gentlemen,
Your most obedient servant,
B. LINCOLN.

Note—See Col. Stewart’s letter of April 22, above—Ed.