While researching an ancestor who served during the American Revolutionary War, I found the term "irregularly resigned" being used. The term, as far as I can see, is only being used when referring to an officer's commission.
Any idea what this phrase means?
The context of the question is from "Documents of the Senate of the State of New York, Annual Report of the State Historian". The actual quote is dated 1798 and reads, "Brigadier General Othniel Taylor having (irregularly) resigned, his resignation is accepted." I believe it relates to his State Militia rank and service even though he was in the American Revolutionary War.