George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Christopher Darrow, 23 August 1780

Orange Town 23rd August 1780


After A service in the present war from the first commencement of hostilities to this time; am now constraind with the greatest reluctance to ask A discharge from A service which is most dear, is and always has been most agreeable to me under your excellency’s command: such A request at this Juncture will I am fearful be surprizing to your Excellency, but the bodily infirmities that I have for A long time and still labor under rendering me unfit for service & the absolute necessity there is that the station I fill be supply’d with A person able for service will I hope palliate my request by obtaining me A discharge from the service for which I shall continue your Excellency’s most obedt & most Hble servt

Christr Darrow Majr

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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