George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John H. Wendell, 22 February 1781

Albany 22nd Febry 1781.


Actuated by a warm Desire to promote my Countrys Weal at an early period of the War I entred its Service in the Line of the State of New York—Several Circumstances render it at present extremely inconvenient to remain in the Army, and my private Concerns require a greator Attention than I can possibly bestow on them amidst the active Avocations of a Military Life—Permit me therefore to beg your Excellency to accept my Resignation which I hereby make of the Commission which I received as a Captain in the first Regiment in the Line of the State of New York, I have the Honour to be with every Sentiment of Respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedient & Verry Humble Servt

J. H. Wendell Captn

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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