c.5 July 1780
My health being much impair’d and some circumstances of a domestick nature lately taken place verry allarming to a man that has a large young Familey reduces me to the disagreeable necessity of applying for a discharge from the Service or seeing my fammiley reduced to great distress for want of my personal attention concidering my situation if your Excellency will please to grant me a discharge it will be gratefully acknowledged by Your Excellency’s most obedient and very humble Servant
James Norris Major
3d N. Ham. Regt
P.S. My Commission and the necessary Certificate are inclosed.
DNA: RG 93—War Department.