George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Joseph Trumbull, 15 June 1777

From Joseph Trumbull

Camp Middle Brook
15th June 1777

May it Please Your Excellency

Herewith You have a Copy of my Letter of this date to Congress, forwarded by Express—requesting of them a dismission from their Service, for the Reasons, therein Assigned1—I cannot undertake to Continue longer in a most troublesome Office, at best but rendered insupportable, by neglect, & inattention to repeated representations of want of Regulations therein—I most devoutly Wish some Person may be appointed, who, will serve with more ability, with more Integrity, & good Intention, I am sure no one can, & that that Person may have the Obstacles In his way, & the difficulties I have had to Encounter removed. I am, with the greatest Respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble servt

Jos: Trumbull

ALS (photocopy), DLC: Burnett Collection, Continental Congress.

1Trumbull’s letter of resignation has not been identified and apparently was not sent to Congress.

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