Head Quarters July 25th 1780
Application has been made to me on the part of Capt. Perkins of the first Connecticut Regt for a discharge from the service—It must occur to the reflection of every person acquainted with military service, that the present time is exceedingly improper for such applications. Besides I am informed that Capt. Perkins has already left the Continent, or is about it, having obtained a Vessel for the purpose. This appears to be a very extraordinary step, previous to obtaining leave for resignation—For these reasons I cannot think of granting his request, unless you should conceive there is great occasion for it. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Hble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.