6 July. The congress resolved that Carpenter Wharton be appointed commissary to the
militia being sent from Pennsylvania to New Jersey; that William Sherman Jr. be named
paymaster for Col. Seth Warner's regiment; and that Maj. Robert Rogers be sent to
New Hampshire “to be disposed of” as that government thinks best (
, 5:523). Rogers, who was living in New Hampshire, was a half-pay officer in the King's
forces and had gone to Philadelphia presumably to secure an American commission. Washington
did not trust him (Force, Archives
, 4th ser., 6:1108–1109).