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New Jersey Volunteers
Barton to André

New York 15th Sept. 1780

Dear Major,

General SKINNER informs me he has stopt the Promotions in my Battalion.

I shall esteem it a Particular favour, if Major ANDREW [ANDRÉ] will inform me Genl. SKINNERS motives for so doing, as he has rendered me none.

I flatter myself no Gentleman that I have recommended is or will be unworthy of the Commissions for which they are Recommended, it is with real Concern I see it impossible for the Officers of my Battn. to do the duty now required of them-

I pray something may be done Respecting the Promotions, sorry I am and asham’d to mention, the long and unhappy disputes with Genl SKINNER near three years and most heartily wish it was at an end.

Captn. ROOK will in the course of this day or tomorrow inform Major ANDREW of the unreasonable Demand made by Genl SKINNER & my answer to it-

I pray an inquirery may be made if not settled Otherwise by such Officers British or Provencial as his excellency the Commander in Chief may think Proper-

I have the Honour to be Sir,
your most Obedient humble Servant
Jos BARTON Lt. Col.
Commandnt 1st B NJV


University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 123, item 20.

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