George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William McPherson, 8 October 1781

Head Quarters Before York 8th Octo. 1781


some Days ago I received your Letter of the 7th Sept. requestg Employment in the Army, now in Virginia.

I feel a Disposition to comply with your Wishes, but the several Comands are already so fully assigned, that I am persuaded I shall not have it in my Power to locate you to any particular Service—so far as you can be employed in the general Rotine of Duty in Line at large, I shall be glad to gratify you, if you shall think proper to come in to join me.

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