Boston July 5—1780
May it pleas your Excellency that your Humble petioner requests a Discharge from the Army.
The reson Why I troble Your Excellency; and the motives that induces me to send foreward this peti[sion] is my Helth being so much impard by a wound Received on Rod island (when under the Command of the Honorable General Sullivan) under which I Lenguis’t a long time and still finding my self unfit for the service; therfor Desire your Excellencys approbation on this suject; I am your Excellencys most Obediante Humble Servant
Lt & Adjt 4th Mss. Reg
DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.