From William Dodge
. “Your Petitioner being a man in years and being One troubled With rhumatizm and Other Disorders and being A man of Poor Sircomstance and having a Weakly Wife and a large Familey of Small Children and therefore begs of your Excelency to Give Me a Dismission from the Army for I am Not Able to go thorough the Hardships of this Winter and in Granting the Petitioner his Request You Will Releive a Poor Distressed familey And they Will be Bound for Ever to Pray for your Excellency.”
DS, DLC:GW. Col. Richard Gridley consented to Dodge’s discharge in a note that he added to this petition.