George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General John Glover, 25 February 1779

To Brigadier General John Glover

Head Quarters Middlebrook 25th feby 1779


Your letter of the 28th Ulto came to hand a few days ago.

I am sorry for the unfortunate occasion that urges you to leave the service; but as I cannot take the measure on myself of accepting your resignation, I have therefore referred your letter to Congress.1 When I receive their determination, I shall immediately transmit it altho’ should your resignation ⟨be⟩ accepted, it will be with that concern which I cannot help feeling on the loss of a good officer.2 I am sir Your very hble servt

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LS, in James McHenry’s writing, owned (1996) by University Archives, Stamford, Conn.; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The draft manuscript and the Varick transcript are both dated 26 February.

2For Congress’s granting Glover a furlough in lieu of accepting his resignation, see John Jay to GW, 2 March (second letter), and GW to Glover, 11 March.

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