George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jonathan Johnson, 1 May 1781

Connecticut Line May 1st 1781

Dear Sir

After my best wishes for the good of the service—I have to acquaint your Excellency that Capt. St John of the 2d Connecticut Regt—formerly of the 5th Regt is desirous of a discharge from the service—as he will present his own Resignation for that purpose, I shall offer nothing on the subject further than my duty to him requires—Captn St John has served in the Regt with me this five years past & is as worthy an Officer as any one of his Rank in the Connecticut Line—I could wish him to continue—but am not able to prevail with him to do it. I am with due Respect your Excellencys most Obdt Servt

J. Johnson Lt Colo. Comdt

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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