George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Roger Wadsworth, 25 March 1780

Hartford 25th March 1780.

May it Pleas Your Excellencey,

with a Just sense of the Gloryous cause for which my Country are Contending, firmly believing the Issue to be favourable, wishing my sircumstancies such as to Enable me Longer to serve my Injured Country in a Military Character but they are not; Cruel necessity forbids me to share in future Conquests and Glory I can Assure Your Excellencey the late Alteration of my Interest and Conditon are the Inducement of my Presenting this my Resignation to Humbly Ask of Your Excellencey a Discharge from further service. I am with Every sentiment of Esteeme Your Excellenceys most Obedient Servant

R. Wadsworth Lieut.

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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