George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Amasa Soper, 30 October 1780

Camp at Totaway Octor 30 1780


Early in the Summer I joined Camp from the recruiting Service with a determination to have left the Army Immediately but finding myself Arranged to the Light Infantry Company which was then Draughted from the Regiment and Imbodied.

Thought it then improper to pursue my determination And now would have defered the matter ’till the close of the Campaign but circumstances Obliges me to Apply to Your Excellency.

I have served in the Army Since the Commencement of the war and have no Inclination to leave it from Any Dislike to it or my Commanders but from the Situation of my Private Affairs.

Therefore most humbly request your Excelly to Accept my Resignation and Greant me a Dismission from the Army I am with all respect Your Excellencys Obt Servant

Amasa Soper Capt. 10th Massats Regmnt

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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