Camp Steenrapia 13th Sept. 1780
May it please your Excellency
The Petition of Lieut. Obadiah Wetherell 8th Masstts Regt humbly sheweth that he thinks himself highly injured in being superceeded by the Pay-Master of said Regt, who had no Commission but that of Pay-Master untill the new Arrangement when he was appointed an Ensign & soon after promoted a Lieutenant.
This is therefore humbly to request your Excellency for an Honorable Discharge from the Service And your Petitioner as in Duty bound shall ever pray.
Obadiah Wetherell Lieut.
DNA: RG 93—War Department.