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Requests “a discharge from the Service, by reason of his having at home a Sister in Law (whose husband was slain in the Battle at Charlestown) with a numerous Family, an aged Father and no Person remaining to provide for, and support them—and he being the only surviving brother.” L , in unidentified writing, DLC:GW . For a discussion of the handwriting, see James Babcock to GW, this date,...
I was Yesterday at Head Quarters, with an Intention of laying my Situatiation before your Excellency, but had not the Honor of seeing you: with great Submission therefore I take this Method of making my Case known. In the Confidence of Innocence I wrote two Letters to the Adjutant-General, desiring an Enquiry into my Conduct, as reported by Genl Scott: my last Letter was answerd with Arrest,...
Amid the Multiplicity of the most important Business, that ever has fallen to the Lot of one Man to adjust: I hope Sir, you will excuse this small Interuption, from a Person who was once dignified by your Friendship & Acquaintance, & who, for several Years, during the late glorious Revolution, was honored by your Excellency—with a regimental Command. The Number of Departments under Government,...
I have many years contemplated the happiness a Residence some where in the United States would afford me I am now become anxious to realize a situation in Kentucky or Western Territory contiguous to Navagation and free from any depredations of the Indians & the Land to be first rate but my hopes nearly vanish when I consider the improbability of being able to provide in such way for myself and...