From Brigadier General John Thomas
Roxbury 11th of Octor 1775
Your may Remember I Mentioned to your Excellency the Discharge of Some Subalterns that were Making Applycation for it, & agreable to your Answer I have Directed King Lapham, Joshua Baisto & Lieut. Cole, to wait on your Excellency who I think may be Spared from the Army1—I am with the Greatest respect your most Obedt & very Humble servt
1. King Lapham was a lieutenant and Joshua Baisto and Joseph Cole, Jr., were ensigns in Thomas’s Massachusetts regiment now commanded by Lt. Col. John Bailey. These three subalterns were discharged on this date.