General Washington Appoints Chaplains
An interesting website over at GeneralWashington.net sponsors a sort of ‘living history’ of George Washington’s life. The “blog” on the site follows the dates of Washington’s actual correspondence on those dates more than 200 years ago.
A couple of weeks ago, it noted his order from 7 February 1776:
The Continental Congress having been pleased to order, and direct, that there shall be one Chaplain to two Regiments, and that the pay of each Chaplain shall be Thirty-three dollars and one third, pr Kalendar Month–The Revd. Abiel Leonard is appointed Chaplain to the Regiment of Artillery, under the command of Col Knox, and to the 20th. Regiment, at present commanded by Lt. Col Durkee.
Via the Army Chaplaincy blog.