George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Stark, 8 December 1780

Head Quarters New Windsor Decr 8th 1780

Dear Sir

When I arrived at New Windsor I found your Letter of the 30th Ulto had been lying there several days for me.

In Answer to your request for leave of absence, I have to observe, there are so small a number of General Officers with the Army, that the good of the service will not permit any further indulgences at this time—Whenever there are more Officers than are absolutely necessary for the men in Camp, I shall be happy in attending to their convenience & gratification, in this respect I am Dr Sr with gt regard &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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