George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Coggeshall Olney, 17 March 1782

Philadelphia March 17th 1782


Captain Olney has made repeated application for a recommendation for a discharge. I told him I didnot choose to give one till I obtain’d Colonel Olneys approbation as I have done heretofore in like cases, Your Excellency can much better then myself determine whether Captain Olneys service can be dispenced with—Colonel Olney has often said he would give any officers a recommendation who applied whether he would not alter his mind in the Case of Captain Olney I cannot say—I have the Honour to be Your Excellencys Most Humble Servant

Coggll Olney Major

Comdr R.I. Regt

DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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