George Washington Papers

From Robert Hanson Harrison to Goose Van Schaick, 11 April 1780

Head Quarters April 11th 1780.


Major McCracken, formerly of your Regiment, having represented to His Excellency the Commander in Chief that hoping he should be able to continue in the service, himself & from a wish to promote it, he was induced in Jany 1777 to inlist into your Regiment a Mullato Man named William Condo, who belonged to him & who had then upwards of seven Years to serve; and prayed that he might be permitted to have him again— he himself being obliged from the loss of his Arm and ill health to leave the Army, & states besides that he had suffered considerably from the incursions of the Enemy— I am directed by His Excellency to inform you that if the Facts with respect to the Man and the Major sufferings by the incursions of the Enemy are as he has represented them— and he consents to his having him again. I am Sir with respect & esteem Yr most Obt St

R.H. Harrison

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