George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General William Heath, 15 July 1778

From Major General William Heath

Head Quarters Boston 15th July 1778

Dear General

This moment Colonel Armand & a major Ottendroff called at my quarters, and being about to set out for the Army, the Major desires I would write your Excellency that he is exceeding sorry for leaving the service the last year, and wishes you would over look it; that he desires again to serve in the Army. He has made several applications to the Navy Board to serve in the navy; he is now requesting Colo. Armand to let him serve in his Corps if agreeable to you, and Colonel Armand informs me he should like him as a Major if your Excellency should approve of it, and has desired me to mention it; I know nothing of the Major’s abilities, or the reasons of his leaving the Army, both of which I apprehend are fully known to your Excellency. I have the honor to be With great respect Your Excellency’s Obedt Servant

W. Heath

LS, DLC:GW; ADfS, MHi: Heath Papers.

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