George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Charles Lee, 30 June 1778

From Major General Charles Lee

Camp June the [30]th1 1778


I beg your Excellency’s pardon for the inaccuracy in misdating my letter2—you cannot afford me greater pleasure than in giving me the opportunity of shewing to America the sufficiency of her respective servants—I trust that temporary power of office and the tinsel dignity attending it will not be able by all the mists they can raise to affuscate the bright rays of truth, in the mean time your Excellency can have no objection to my retiring from the army—I am Sir your most obt hble servt

Charles Lee

Copy, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW.

1Lee misdated this letter 28 June.

2See Lee’s first letter to GW of this date.

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