George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James De Camp, 22 March 1782

Philadelphia March 22d 1782

May it Please Your Excellency

It is with the utmost pain I make this request to your Excellency, as I suppose it must be disagreeable dismissing Officers from the service at this present time, I feel my self anxious to pertake of the service of the field, the Insuing Campaign, but my situation is such that it will not admit, without doing my private Intrest a very Capital Injury, therefore I Humbly request that your Excellency will be pleased to accept of my resignation, and be assur’d that nothing but my pirticular circumstances induces me to request it, as it is intirely out of my power, to support myself in the army. I have the Honour to be your Excellencys Most Obedt & Very Huml servt

James DeCamp Ensign

2nd Jersey Regt

DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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