George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lewis Richard Morris, 10 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburg Decr 10. /82


I have received your Letter of the 30th November requesting leave to resign your Commission.

I am always sorry to see those officers quit the Army whose abilities may do credit to themselves and to the Service, but the reasons you give are such that I cannot refuse your request. I am Sir.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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