George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edward Palmer, 30 June 1780

Stoningtown June 30th 1780


When I arrived home on the recruiting service I found my domestick affairs in such a Situation that I would not leave home to Join the Army again without making a greater sacrifice of my intrest then I think myself in duty–bound to do—on that account I am reduced to the disagreable necessity to ask for a discharge from the service of the United States. I am with great Esteem and Respect your Excellencys most Obedient Servt

Edward Palmer Lieut.

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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