George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Daniel Hitchcock, 9 October 1775

From Colonel Daniel Hitchcock

Prospect Hill, 9 October 1775.. Recommends discharge of Sgt. William Vinson who “has for a long Time laboured with a Rhumatic Disorder in his back, & there appears to be no Probability of his being able to do any service to the Continent this Winter.”1


1William Vinson, a sergeant in Capt. Nathaniel Blackmar’s company in Hitchcock’s Rhode Island regiment, was discharged on this date. Although this document is not addressed to GW, his discharge of Vinson on this date indicates that it must have been sent directly to him. Hitchcock’s certificate of 7 Oct. recommending Vinson’s discharge addressed “to whom it may concern” is also in DLC:GW.

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