George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Connolly, 18 May 1780

Germantown May 18th 1780.


Having applied to the Board of War for the necessary Passport to forward my son to New York, I have been informed that it is a favor, for the granting of which I am solely refered to your Excellency—The unhappy situation in which I have been so long involved, has proved greatly prejudical to Him in point of education; & under my present more tolerable Circumstances his opportunity of improvement is little more favorable than formerly, & at an expence of an exorbitant Nature—Your Excellency will very greatly oblige me by giving the necessary Orders for complying with my request, which will not only confer a very particular Obligation upon me, but lay the young Gentleman referred to under a sense of the same, which I flatter myself, He may at some future period be able to acknowledge. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s most Obedt & most humble servt

Jno: Connolly

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