George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Scull, 29 October 1780

Reading October 29th 1780


Since my obtaining your Excellency’s permission to leave the Geographical Department on account of the perplex’d situation of my private affairs, & also from the expectation of a speedy establishment in the Land Office of Pennsylvania, an alteration in my circumstances, & a probability that no arrangement in that office will take place for a considerable length of time, induces me to apply to your Excellency for the post of Geographer to the Army, vacant as I hear by the death of Mr Erskine, provided you should think my abilities competent to a station of that importance.

An intermitting fever, from which I am not quite recovered, prevents my waiting personally on your Excellency, & oblidges me to have recourse to the way of Letter. Whatever may be the event of my present application, beleive me to be with the utmost sincerity & respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient humble Servant

Wm Scull

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