George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Simeon Merrill, 17 May 1780

West Point May 17th 1780

May it Please yr Excellency

The Situation of my affairs rendering it impracticable for me to remain any longer in Service with any Degree of Propriety, I have Inclosed the necessary Certificates & Humbly beg yr Excellency may Please to grant me a Discharge from the Service. with the greatest Esteem I have the Honour to be yr Excellencys Obet Servt

Simeon Merrill Lt

in the 1st New Hampshire Regt

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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