George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Tadeusz Andrzej Bonawentura Kosciuszko, 4 August 1780

West Point 4 August 1780


The Choise your Excellency was pleased to give me in the Letter of yeasterday is very kind--and as the Complition of the works at this place this [Campage] as Circumstance are, will be impossible in my opinion. I prefer going to the Southward to Continuing here—I beg you to favor me with your orders, and letter of recommendation to the Board of War, as I shall pass throw Philadelphia—Shall wait on your Excellency to pay due respects with in a few days, but lest the mouvements of the army should prevent beg my request may be granted and sent me at this place I am With Perfect respect your Excellency very Humble Servant.

Thad: Koscuiszko

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