George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Bailey, April 1780

West Point Apl [          ] 1780


At the Commencement of the present War, I step’d forth in the defence of my Country and have persever’d till this time, which is up five year, Two years & a half, have had the Charge of the 4th Massachusetts Brigade, should be happy to continue & finish the Glorious Work, which appears to be so nearly Accomplished: But the Situation of my Domistick affairs, togather with the ill state of my Health, will not admit of it, I therefore humbly beg Your Excellency will be pleased, to grant me a Discharge from the Service. Your Complyance, Sir, Will much Oblige Your Excellencys Most Obt & Most Hum: Servt

John Bailey Colonel


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