George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Bailey, 30 April 1780

Head Quarters Morristown 30th April 1780


I have been favoured with yours of the [  ] Instant and am sorry to find that the particular circumstances mentioned by you lay you under the necessity of quitting the service. Having made it a rule whenever applications of a similar nature have been made to me by Officers of your Rank to refer them to Congress, I must request you to signify your intentions to them and await their determination.

Should it please Congress to accept your resignation, I hope you will obtain, by a retirement from the fatigues of a military life, a perfect recovery of your health. I am &c.

G. Washington

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