George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General John Thomas, 13 October 1775

From Brigadier General John Thomas

Roxbury 13 October 1775. Informs GW that the discharge of Capt. Joshua Benson “will be no Detriment to the Army.”1


1Joshua Benson (1752–1805), a captain in Col. Theophilus Cotton’s Massachusetts regiment, was discharged on this date. Benson rejoined the Continental army on 1 Jan. 1776 and served as a captain until September 1783 when he was brevetted a major.

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