George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Abijah Savage, 17 April 1780

Camp Morristown April the 17 1780

Lieut. Josiah Brown & Lieut. Jessee Peck of Colo. Henry Sherburnes Regit one of the Sixteen are Desireous of obtaining a Discharge from the Service.

This may Certify that they have no accounts in the Regit unsettled to my knowledge & that their is Still Remaining one officer to Each of the Companys to which Lt Brown & Lt Peck belongs.

They have Served in the Regit as good & faithfull officers & have Supported the Characters of officers & Gentlemen.

Abijah Savage

Capt. Comdt Colo. Sherburnes Regit

N.B. I am Sensible that his Exclency is Perfectly acquainted with the Situation of the Regit—its Numbers of boath officers & men—the Number of officers applying for Recommendations for discharges—I think it improper for an officer in my Situation to Say any thing about the Propriety or impropriety of their Resigning—I am with the greatest Respect your Excellencys Most obedient & Most Humble Servt

Abijah Savage

DNA: RG 93—Records Relating to Military Service.

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