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To George Washington from Peter Harwood, 16 October 1780

Camp Totoway October 16th 1780

Sir,

I am very Sorry at this time to acquaint Your Excellency that my Domestick Affairs are Such that I am under necessaty of Resigning the Command which I have been Honored with in the army; and pray for a Discharge—But your Excellency will please to pardon me when I am the more encouraged to ask for a Discharge from the probability of the Regts being Reduced; and of Consequence Some Field Officers will be unprovided for in the Line—Should I obtain my Request I will Asure your Excellency that all the influences I Can use Consistent with a Domestick life shall be imployed in the Support of my Countries Cause. Sir, I am with the Greatest Respect Your Excellencies Most Obedient Humble Sert

Peter Harwood Majr 6th M.R.

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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