Camp West point June 20th 1781
The bearer Capt. Edes of the 9th Masstts Regiment is desirous to retire from service, he will personally lay before Your Excellency the reasons which induce him to resign at this period.
Capt. Edes has no Accounts unsettled in the present Regiment. I am your Excellencys most Obedient and very Humbl. Servt
Lemuel Trescott Major Com[mdr]
9 Masstts Regt
DNA: RG 93—War Department.