George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Hoskins Stone, 13 September 1779

To John Hoskins Stone

West point Septr 13. 1779

Dr Sir

I have received Your Letter of the 1st of August, but it did not come to hand till yesterday.1 Your situation will not permit me to refuse your request and I have only to regret, that any circumstance should exist to deprive the States of the service of so good an Officer. I inclose you your Commission with a Certificate of your resignation indorsed, which bears the date of your Letter.2 Wishing you every happiness and a more perfect recovery of your wound—I am with great regard Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt servant

Go: W.

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Stone’s letter of 1 Aug. has not been found.

2The enclosure has not been identified.

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