George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Thomas Church, 14 October 1775

From Colonel Thomas Church

Camp on Prospect Hill 14 October 1775. Requests discharge of Capt. William Cooke, “His Bodily Indisposition being such as Renders him Incapable of doing Duty, without Subjecting him to more Pain than is Consistant with the Laws of Humanity.”1


1William Cooke, a captain in Church’s Rhode Island regiment, was discharged on this date.

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