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I have been honored with your favor of Yesterday—As you think the Petition of the Officers (dated the 16th of June for Lands within a certain district therein described Northwest of the Ohio) has a different tendency to that which you propose for your Legion—As your views—my ideas—and the Sentimts of Congress may all differ. and Moreover as it would give me great pain to think that a previous...
I enclose you a Resolution of Congress which has passed on the 29th of last month, and transmitted to me yesterday, by this you will observe the necessity I am under of requesting you to discharge the Legion under your Command as soon as possible—on application to the War Office in Philadelphia you may be supplied with the necessary blank discharges. I am sr DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Your letter of the 11th inst: has been delivered to me—I am extremely sorry to be obliged to deny any request which comes from you; but never having opened a corrispondence with the Minister of War in France, & having refused the like application from other Officers, it is impossible to comply with it in this instance. I shall however be very happy in giving you a Certificate or letter,...
Among the last acts of my public life none afford me more pleasure than to acknowledge the assistance I have received from those worthy men whom I have had the honor to command & whose exertions have so much contributed to the safety & liberty of my Country. In the number of these, you my dear sir, cannot pass unnoticed: the great zeal, intelligence & bravery you have shewn, & the various...