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To George Washington from Caleb Gibbs, 25 May 1781

Hutts near West Point May 25th 1781


Lieut. Mitchell of the 2d Massachusetts Regiment, who will have the honor of delivering your Excellency this applies for a discharge from the service.

Whatever Mr Mitchells reason may be, I cannot ascertain. I have endeavoured to use my influence to dissuade him to the contrary, but it is of no avail. It being his first determination to leave the Army, I recommend him to Your Excellency for a discharge. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect Your Excellencys Most Obedt humb. Servant

C. Gibbs Major Comdt 2d Massts Regt

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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