George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, 30 November 1775

From Colonel Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge

Camp Near Prospect Hill, 30 November 1775. Certifies that he has “no Objection that ... John Wetherbee Should be Dischargd from the Army.”1

ADS, DLC:GW. Although this document is not addressed to GW, his discharge of Wetherbee on this date indicates that it was sent directly to him.

1John Wetherbee, a private in Capt. Reuben Dickinson’s company in Woodbridge’s Massachusetts regiment, was discharged on this date. This document also includes a statement by the regimental surgeon, John Homans, certifying that Wetherbee “is rendered unfit to do the duty of a Soldier by reason of Lameness.”

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