From Brigadier General John Thomas
Roxbury 13 October 1775. Informs GW that the discharge of Capt. Joshua Benson “will be no Detriment to the Army.”1
1. Joshua Benson (1752–1805), a captain in Col. Theophilus Cotton’s Massachusetts regiment, was discharged on this date. Benson rejoined the Continental army on 1 Jan. 1776 and served as a captain until September 1783 when he was brevetted a major.