George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Francis, 15 March 1780

West Point March 15th 1780.


From the ruinous situation of the Interest of my Brother the late Colonel Francis, in which my own is deeply concerned, induces me to request your Exc’llency to grant me a discharge from the service; Nothing but the distress of my Family would have ever induced me to quit the service of my Country; in which I have been engaged ever since the War began, & have endiavoured to do Justice to every appointment. I have been honored with. I am with every sentiment of respect Your Excellency’s most Obedient hble Servt

John Francis, Capt.

11th Massachusett Regiment

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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