George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Samuel Huntington, 17 May 1780

Morris Town May 17th 1780.


I have the honor to transmit your Excellency a letter inclosed to me by Lt Col. Fleury which he informs me is to solicit from Congress a prolongation of his furlough—I have no doubt they will chearfully grant this indulgence to an officer whose services intitle him to every mark of consideration and I beg leave to add that their compliance will give me the greatest pleasure. I presume an extension of Nine months more will answer Colonel Fleury’s purpose. I have the honor to be With the highest esteem Yr Excellency’s Most Obedient & humble servant

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DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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