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title:“A Resolution concerning the Rank of Fielf officers”
authors:George Mason
date written:1780-6-1

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Mason, George. "A Resolution concerning the Rank of Fielf officers." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 2. Ed. Robert A. Rutland. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 626. Print.

A Resolution concerning the Rank of Fielf officers (June 1, 1780)

[1 June 1780]
Resolved, That the field officers to be chosen for the regiments of militia to march to the assistance of South Carolina, shall take rank respectively, as colonels, lieutenant colonels and majors, according to their former priority of rank in the army, when they were in actual service; such priority to be determined by the Governor, with the advice of the Council; and that the rank of such field officers as shall not have been in regular service in the army, shall be determined by the majority of votes on the ballot.

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