George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General John Thomas, 11 October 1775

From Brigadier General John Thomas

Roxbury 11th of Octor 1775

Your may Remember I Mentioned to your Excellency the Discharge of Some Subalterns that were Making Applycation for it, & agreable to your Answer I have Directed King Lapham, Joshua Baisto & Lieut. Cole, to wait on your Excellency who I think may be Spared from the Army1—I am with the Greatest respect your most Obedt & very Humble servt

John Thomas


1King Lapham was a lieutenant and Joshua Baisto and Joseph Cole, Jr., were ensigns in Thomas’s Massachusetts regiment now commanded by Lt. Col. John Bailey. These three subalterns were discharged on this date.

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