George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Tadeusz Andrzej Bonawentura Kosciuszko, 30 July 1780

West Point 30. July 1780


To this day I have not received your Excellencys order respecting my destination, having nothing to do at present as all the artifficers are directed to receive Leut. Colo. Gouvions orders, I beg your Excellency to give me permission to leave the Engeneer Department and direct me a Command in the Light Infantry in the Army under your immediate Command or the Army at the Southward agreable to my ranck I now hold. Your Excellency may be certain that I am acquiented with the Tactic of discipline and my Conduct joind with a small share of ambition to distinguish my self, I hope will prove not the Contrary. I am with perfect respect your Excellency very Humble Servant:

Thad: Kosciuszko



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