George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Joshua Nason, 31 August 1780

Camp Tenick Augt 31st 1780


It is with sincere Regret that I trouble Your Excellency at this time; but in a Military Character, where Honor Ought to be held sacred, my feelings have been greatly Wounded on Account of my Rank—and I see no way to have it Redres’d, I therefore beg of Your Excellency to grant me a discharge from the Army—and with Submission wait your Excellency’s Answer, And am with the highest Respect Your Excellency’s Obedt and Very humble Servt

Joshua Nason

Ensn 12th Massachusetts Regiment

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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