George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Peter Page, 25 May 1780

c.25 May 1780

His Excellency George Washington Esqr. General & Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States of America


Your Humble Petitioner beg leave to lay before your Excellency, that he has been in the Service since the Commencment of Hostilities, he flatters himself he has Served his Country faithfully and with the greatest Chearfulness, should be happy to tarry in that Service until the Close of the War, but being Injured in Rank, which is a Delicate point to an Officer, this with the decay of his Health, & a Family of Small Motherless Children, puts him under the painful Necessity of Quiting the Service, therefore relying on Your Excellency’s known goodness, that you would be pleased to grant him a Discharge from the Army, and your Humble Petitioner as in duty bound Shall ever pray.

Peter Page Capt.

13th, M.B. Regt

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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