George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Simeon DeWitt, 17 November 1783

West point 17 Nov. 1783


I am favored with your Letter of yesterday.

The nature of your Office being such as that Congress may possably still have occasion for you, I cannot think myself at liberty to grant the Discharge you request—but circumstanced as you are, I would advise, that you make a final application to Congress to know if they are inclined to comply with your former application or if they have any further occasion for your Services. I am Sir Your most Obedt Servant

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