George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Ensign Eliphelet Hastings, 29 October 1775

From Ensign Eliphelet Hastings

Cambridge 29 October 1775. “The Circumstances of your petetioners family is Such Occasiond by Sickness And Several Deaths therein very Lately—that he is Obliged to Ask your Excellencys Leave to Resign his Commission in the Service of the Continental Army tho with great reluctance.”


Eliphelet Hastings, an ensign in Col. Jonathan Brewer’s Massachusetts regiment, was discharged on 30 October.

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