Camp Near Pumpton 15th April 1782
my present state of health and domestick Concerns Renders it Absolutely Necessary for me to Retire from Service, however Disagreeable a step of that kind is to my feelings in applying to your Excellency at this season. yet trust will Obtain your Consent. I am with Respect your Excellencys Most Obt Humble Servt
DNA: RG 93—War Department.