George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Howe, 21 August 1783

Philadelphia 21st August 1783

Dear Sir

As a peace Establishment is I hear to take place, and as I feel an inclination to serve my country in a military line whilst that sort of service is thought requisite, I think it my Duty to inform your Excellency of this Disposition—I had the honour Sir of mentioning this to you once before, & I now take the liberty to repeat that should you Deem me Worthy of your Influence & will Exert it in my behalf, it will lay me under the highest obligation for which if I have no other considerations to plead yet an unabating Zeal, unwearied Efforts & very Deep [losses] in the service of my country may I trust be offer’d in my favour with the truest regard & greatest Respect I am Dear Sir your Excellency’s most Obt hum. servt

Robt Howe

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