Has decided to "form" the army into two brigades, "as well for the facility of manoeuvering as for magnifying" it to the enemy. The Maryland troops, with Col. [Otho] Williams commanding, will comprise one brigade; the Virginia troops, whom Huger will command until a general officer arrives from that state, will form the other. Huger can issue the appropriate orders now or wait until he arrives in camp.[2
] He is to consult with Williams and ask all officers to "suspend" disputes concerning rank. NG sends his compliments to Gov. [John] Rutledge.
] The transcript in the Greene Letter Book, DLC, bears the date 30 January
, but the date on the GWG Transcript, 27 January
, is consistent with later correspondence.