George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Burr, 3 April 1779

To Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Burr

Head Quarters Middlebrook 3d April 1779


I have to acknowlege your favor of the 10th Ulto.

Perfectly satisfied that no consideration save a desire to re-establish your health could induce you to leave the service, I cannot therefore withold my concurrence.

But in giving permission to your retiring from the army, I am not only to regret the loss of a good officer, but the cause which makes his resignation necessary.

When it is convenient to transmit the settlement of your public accounts it will receive my final acceptance. I am Sir &c.

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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