George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jonathan Willard, 13 April 1782

Saratoga Aprill 13th 1782

May it Please yr Excellency

After spending six years in the Service of my Country in which I would account myself happy to Continue untill the Close of the War if Practicable but my Domestic affairs are such at present that I’m reduced to the disagreeable necessity of Soliciting yr Excellency to grant me a Discharge from the Service. with the highest Esteem & respect I have the Honour to remain yr Excellency’s Most obedt Humble Servt

Jona. Willard

Lt 1st N.H. Regt

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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