George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Stark, 30 December 1780

Peeks kill Hollow Decr 30th 80

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 8th Instant was recd. Since that time, I have not been in a situation to go out of my quarters much less to take Command in the field; and a dangerous Cough still attends me. The Troops of my Brigade are reduced to a very few, not more than a Colonels Command, and a sufficiency of Officers will be left to take Charge of them—If after these Circumstances, you can [consent]and with the good of the service, permit me to be absent, I shall be very glad. I have the Honor to be your Excellency’s most Obet and very Hle Servt

[John] Stark

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