George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Abijah Hammond, 24 August 1781

Head Quarters Kings Ferry 24th Augt 1781


Congress have been pleased to refer to me a petition from you to them for liberty to go a voyage to sea for the recovery of your Health—To this I consent, and you have leave of absence for six Months, upon the following condition, that you do not go on board any armed Vessel as a marine Officer or in any character which shall entitle you to a share of prize money. I am &c.

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