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Docno: ADMS-06-05-02-0054

Author: Vernejoux, Jean Louis de
Recipient: Continental Congress, Board of War
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1777-03-04

Vernejoux to the President of the Board of War

[salute] Much Respected sir

I beg Leave to write your Excellencys this Letter to have the honour to present you my Respect.
I pray you to you Remember wath you promised my one autre Commission if my Superiors Officers was satisfied of my Services. I have send to this Excellencys John Hancock one Letter of Recomendetion of the honorable major General Sullivan. I have stay with him some time. I believe what is it satisfied of my Services. I pray your Excellencys to See this Letter.
I am Capt. of dragoons in Colonel Cheldon1 Regiment. This Gentelmen promised to one Gentelmen of distingtion frist Compaynie for my in his Regiment, In this moment this Colonel one autre Gentelmen I pray you to Give one answer positive. You have See my Certificat Com from franc. I have 6 Year of Service { 100 } in the Cavalerie 19–Month in the foot with Commission of Captain, I have the honour to be of your Excellencys. With Great Respec your most humble Much obedient Servent
[signed] the Knigt of vernejoux Capt of dragoons
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To The Honourable John Adams Esqr. President of the Board of War Philadelphia”; docketed: “Vernejou March 4th. 1777 [ . . . ] the Warr Office.”
1. Col. Elisha Sheldon, 2d Continental Dragoons (Heitman, Register Continental Army, p. 28, 493).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
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