George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Darius Howe, 13 May 1781

West Point May 13th 1781


I am compell’d from the distressed situation of my famely to solicit of your Excellency a discharge from the Service—It is with reluctance I quit a service in which I have been deeply Engaged from the first commencment of Hostilities; and nothing but the tender calls of a helpless famely could have induced me to make the request I have done. I am Your Excellencies most humble & devoted servant

Darius Howe Lieut.

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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