George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Sanford, 20 April 1780


Camp April 20th 1780

In Consequence of the Situation of my Affairs at Home requiring my immediate Attendance I am Under the Disagreeable Necessity of quiting the Service of my Country at this late Period—My Situation being such by Reason of the Enemy Having possession of my place of Residence Almost Three Years and Greatly Damaging my Property Adding to this an Antient parent labouring Under a Very Severe Sickness almost without any Assistance Considering these Circumstances I must beg your Excellency Will please to except of this as my Resignation and Grant me leave to retire from the Army. I am with the Greatest Respect Your Excellencies Most Obedient Most Humble Servant

S. Sanford

DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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