George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Holden, 24 March 1780

Highlands March 24th 1780

May it Please your Excellency

I inclose the several Certificates which are necessary to be produced previous to a Resignation, and would beg a Discharge from your Excellency: my reasons for leaving the Service are very pressing, for the particular of which I must beg leave to refer your Excellency to my petition to Colonel Nixons in the beginning of February, and forwarded to Major General How, and by him to Head-Quarters; I shall only mention further to your Excellency that the present Circumstances of my Family will not admit of my tarrying in the service. I am with Greatest esteem and respect Sir Your Excellency’s most Obedient Humble Servant

John Holden Capt.

Sixth Massachusetts Regiment

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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