From Lieutenant Colonel James Brickett
23 October 1775. Certifies that Peter Webster is discharged from Col. James Frye’s regiment because he “appears Incapable of doing the Duty of a Soldier.”1
ADS, DLC:GW. Although this document is not addressed to GW, his discharge of Webster on this date indicates that it was sent directly to him.
1. Peter Webster, a private in Capt. John Davis’s company in Col. James Frye’s Massachusetts regiment, was discharged on this date. On the reverse of this document is a certificate signed by the regimental adjutant, Thomas Kittredge, attesting that Webster “has been unwell for Two or Three Monthes past. By a Hemorage from his Lungs to so grate a degree that he has raised Two or Thre⟨e⟩ Quarts of Blood in a Week.”