George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Hugh Mulloy, 18 April 1780

c.18 April 1780

May it Please your Excellency—

Whereas I embarkd in the Glorious Cause of my Country in the Earlyest Period of this war with a full Determinaton to Live or Die with my Bretheren in Defence of my Country.

Leaving a Small Family one Hundred and— Sixty Miles Eastward of the Town of Boston and Now Exposed to the mercy of the Enimy with my Little Substance as they reside in a Neibourhood with Numbers of Disaffected People and Menopolizers by which they have greatly sufferd and now is Exposed to utter Ruin unless they can be—Supported with my immediate assistance—Looking upon these Dificultys of my Nearest Connection Reminds of my Duty to them and Forses me to Alter my Determination and trouble your Excellency with this Resignation tho with—Reluctance now Hopeing your Exellency will Consider the Danger of my Family in that— invaded part of the Country and the Nessesity of my Returning home Beg your Excellency would Grant me a Discharge. I remain with Sincere Sentiments Your Excellencys most Obedient Very Hbl. Servt

Hugh Mulloy Lieut.

in 11th Masstts Regt

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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