1 August. The congress resolved that Col. John Brown be permitted the rank and pay
of lieutenant colonel from 20 November 1775 and that Col. James Easton be allowed
the rank and pay of colonel from 1 July 1775 until his discharge pending the decision
of a court of inquiry or court martial which, if favorable, would recommend him for
further employment (JCC
, 5:626; Note: An additional resolution immediately following and appropriating money
to feed the militia passing through Philadelphia to the Flying Camp may have proceeded
from the same report).