23 July. The congress resolved, despite allegations, to allow Col. Lewis Dubois to
proceed in recruiting his regiment as originally planned; to inform Washington of
the confidence the congress had in his military judgment in disposing troops and of
its approval of the loan to the New York Convention; and to appoint M. St. Martin
lieutenant colonel as an engineer (JCC
, 5:602–603; Note: An additional resolution immediately following concerning the appointment
of Dr. David Griffith as chaplain and surgeon in the Third Regiment of Virginia may
have proceeded from the same report).