George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Clajon, 14 December 1783

Philadelphia December 14h 1783


It is very distressing to me that it is not within the Line of Your Excellency’s Power to issue a Warrant in my Case; for, I am confident you feel Pleasure, when you can relieve.

I am sensible that I have not the Advantage of being personally known to you; but if you would honour me with a Letter to Congress, grounded on General Gates Recommendation of me to Your Excellency, it is not unreasonable in me to believe my Promotion would be obtained without Difficulty. This Favour I entreat Your Excellency to grant me. It is the first I ever solicited from the Public. With the greatest Respect I have the Honour to be, Sir, Your excellency’s Most humble and most obedient Servant

Wm Clajon

Late Secry to Major Gl Gates and

Interpretor to the N: Dept.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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