George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jonathan Johnson, 24 March 1780

Springfield 24th March 80

Dear Sir,

as Capt. Josiah Lacey of the 5th Connectticut Regiment has made Application to me for Leave of Absence on account of the Distres’d Circumstances of his Family by reason of Sickness Considering the Late orders given by Your Excellency prohibiting Either Officer or Soldier to be absent on Furlough after the first of april next Consider my Selfe not authoris’d to grant him Leave of absence.

but would Recommend him to Your Excellency for Leave of absence if Consistant with Your Excellencys pleasure. I am Sir with Sentiments of Esteem your Excellencys most Obedient Humble Servt

Jonathan Johnson

L[ie]t. Colo. Comdat of 2d Brigade

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