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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.623.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1780 
Title Appointment of Ensign Stephen Griffin
Date 30 September 1780
Author Clinton, George (1739-1812)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Partially printed document signed by Clinton and his secretary Robert Benson. On verso is a note signed by David Humphreys, aide-de-camp of George Washington. The Council of Appointment approved the appointment of Stephen Griffin as ensign in the 4th Continental Regiment. He is to take over command of a company. The note on verso, dated from New Windsor, New York on 2 April 1781, says that General George Washington has given permission for Griffin to resign his commission. It appears that this document was signed by Clinton so Griffin could have official proof of his service after resigning, but that could not be proven. Also includes print of Clinton in uniform that appears to have been made in 1863. The appointment document's year is calculated based on document phrasing "in the 5th year of independence" of the state.
Subjects Continental Army  Military History  Revolutionary War  President  
People Clinton, George (1739-1812)  
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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