George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Ezra Newhall, 7 May 1782

West Point May 7th 1782


Lieut. Daniel Simonds of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment, who will do himself the Honor of presenting this to your Excellency, has made application to me to use my influence to obtain a Dismission for him from the service. The situation of his Domestic affairs, and a Decline of health are the reasons he offers, and in my opinion are very obvious, if your Excellency thinks these sufficient, beg that Lieut. simonds’s request may be granted. I have the Honor to be sir Your very Hble servt

Ezra Newhall Lt Col.

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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