George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Heath, 27 April 1782

Highlands April 27th 1782

Dear General

The enclosed has been handed me this morning by Lt Colonel Hull, which I beg leave to submit to your Excellency. It is with much reluctance Colonel Hull thinks of being absent at this time, but assures me necessity compels him to request it.

How the orderly duty will be done when Colonel Hull goes away I cannot say; it may be attended with some difficulty unless the Adjutant General sends one of his assistants down, or some other person is appointed; as a variety of business requires almost constant attention in the orderly Office. Colonel Hull has this day written to the Adjutant General on the subject. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant

W. Heath

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


Hutts at New Boston 27th April 1782.


Constrained by Necessity, I must submit Permission to be absent from the Army five or six Weeks—Nothing but the most peculiar Circumstances would induce me to make this Request at this particular Period—I am Sir your most Obedt Servt

Wm Hull Lt Colo.

3d M. Regt

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