Leave of absence due to illness

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Date May 8, 1788
Author Name John Pierce (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Cyrus Griffin (primary)
Summary The Commissioner of Army Accounts informs the President of Congress that he will be taking a leave of absence for a few months on request of his physician.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes [Addressed to President of Congress, being Griffin.]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Cyrus Griffin; John Pierce; President of Congress; physician;
Related Places New York;
Keywords Leave of absence; sickness; illness;
Key Phrases His Excellency
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New York May 8th 1788
Sir
I have the unhappiness to inform your excellency and Congress that I have lately been siezed with an indisposition which in the opinion of my Physicians cannot be removed but by a recess from every kind of business for a few months. I am therefore beg to be indulged with leave of absence from my office for this necessary purpose, and that in the mean time I may be authorised to continue the assistant who I appointed in consequence of the resolve of April 11th 1787
I have the honor to be with
with great consideration & respect
Your Excellency's
most Obt Servant
J Pierce
His Excellency
The President of Congress