March 14th 1782
Notwithstanding the loss the service in general and the Rhode-Island regiment in particular would sustain in the discharge of so valuable an officer as Captain Cole, my knowledge of the principal matters alledged in his representation induce me to recommend him to Your Excellency for a discharge from service.
Coggll Olney Major
Comdt R.I. Regt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.