George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, 6 June 1778

From Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski

June 6 1778


The Duty of the Service keep me from present My Self to your Excellency my homage, I Send for this Purpose Mr De Segond1 he Will have the honour to tell you What of Want their Effect Will Depend from your Goodness & I Call upon them. I am With Respect Sir, your humble & obedient Servant

C. Pulaski Genl

ALS, PHi: Society Collection.

1Jacques-Marie-Blaise, Chevalier de Segond de Sederon (1758–1832), joined the Continental army as a volunteer in June 1777 and was appointed a captain in Pulaski’s Legion in the spring of 1778. He was captured at the surrender of Charleston, S.C., in May 1780 and exchanged in November 1782.

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