George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Stephen Olney, 15 March 1782

Philadelphia March 15th 1782


I am sorry that so near the opening of the Campaign, I am under the necessity of requesting a Dismission from the Army, my Interest has long since demanded it, and I should have made application to that effect at the Close of Last Campaign, but it was not in my Power to settle my accounts or even obtain money (of my own) sufficient to bear my expences home—I have inclosed my Commission, also Certificates which shew I am not Indebted to the Public—Major Olney dont choose to give me a recommandation till he is assured of Colonel Olneys approbation, as my circumstances will not admit of staying till that time—I hope your Excellency will be pleased to accept of this my resignation. I Have the Honour to be your Excellencys Most Obedient Humble Servant

S. Olney

DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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