8 February 1781
At the pressing request & solicitation of Roger Alden Esqr. Capt. in the 2nd Connect. Regt I am induced to grant him a discharge from the Army of the United States. At the same time I think it but justice to his merit to Certify, that so far as his service has been within the compass of my knowledge it has met with my entire approbation; and that from what I have heard and known he has on all occasions supported the character of a Gentleman, and valuable Officer. Given under my Hand at Head Quarters New Windsor, this 8th Day of Feby 1781.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.