George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Munday, 15 June 1780

Morris Town june 15th 1780


Nine days past I delivered a letter to General Green from Colonel Cortlandt, the intention of which was to procure me employ in his department; the General told me that the Gentleman who he believed wanted help was absent, but that if I would call on him in four or five days, by which time he expected the Gentleman back, he would give me a line to him—I attended accordingly, but the General had gone to the lines, I acquainted Major Claiburne with my business, who said he would write to the General, and was pleased to invite me to continue with him (for I came to Town expecting to stay) till he received an answer; an answer came, and the Gentleman to whom I were directed, said he wanted no assistance.

So that I am at last obliged to present you, Sir, with the inclosed certificates—I do not want to enter the core of invalids nor to retire, but wish to remain in service—However you can do as you please, and may that prerogative be for ever yours; but pray let me know your pleasure soon, for I fear the Major is tired of me. I am your Excellency’s, most Obedient, humble servant

Willm Munday

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


Camp near Morris Town May 29 1780.

This may Certify that Wm Munday Lieutt in the 2d N.Y. Regiment is much afflicted with a Lameness the consequence of a Wound received the 19 September 1777. previous to the Capture of Burgoyne and by reason of which he is rendred totally unfit to undergo the necessary Fatigues of a Campaign.

Danl Menema

Surgn 2d N.Y. Regt

Morristown June 14th 1780

I have examined the Case of Lieut. Munday and am of Opinion that he is altogether incapable of Field Duty, on Account of the Wound as above set forth.

John Cochran Surgn Genl

to the Army

Index Entries