Westpoint March 20 1780
The Petition of Stephan Carter a Lieutt in the 7th Massachusetts Regiment Humbly sheweth.
That your petitioner has been More than once Injured in said regiment With respect, to his rank. & not withstanding He has made proper application he cannot Have redress. & the sittuation—Your petitioners family is in, being sick & in difficult Circumstance, these rasons being Offerd.
Pray your Excellency to grant him a discharge from the Service. And Your petitioner as is duty bound shall ever pray &c.
DNA: RG 93—War Department.