George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Ensign Joseph Harris, 28 September 1775

From Ensign Joseph Harris

Cambridge 28 September 1775. Petitions for discharge from the service because “he is now Sick and has Been So Ever Sence he has been in the Army and never been able to Do one Tower [tour] of Dute and Dont find Within him Self That he Shall be able to do any Service in the Army this Season.”


Joseph Harris, an ensign in Capt. James Williams’s company in Col. Daniel Hitchcock’s Rhode Island regiment, was discharged on this date.

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