George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Baker, 3 May 1780

Camp Highlands May 3d 1780


Your Petitioner most Humbly Sheweth, that he being in the Service of his Country since the Commencement of Hostilities, he flatters himself that he has given Satisfaction to his Superior Officers, & Performed his duty with the greatest Chearfulness, & should be happy to tarry in the Service until the Close of the War; had not disagreeable Circumstances of his Family, put him under the Necessity of returning from the Service; Therefore Relying upon your Excellencys known goodness, that you would be pleased to Grant Your Petitioner a discharge from the Army, And Your Petitioner as in duty Bound Shall forever Pray

William Baker Ensign

13th Ms Regimt

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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