West Point Janry 14th 1783
Upon the repeated applications of Doctor Jedh Ensworth Surgeons Mate of the 3d Connt Regiment, I find myself under the disagreable necessity of recommending him to Your Excellency for a discharge from the service, but as his reasons appear sufficient and as the Regiment will not be immediately injured except on the loss of a skillfull, attentive Physician, I could wish that he might be gratifyed, and have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant
Jos. A. Wright
Major Commandg 3rd Conn. Regt
DNA: Papers of George Washington.