To Colonel Henry Jackson
Head Quarters Fredericksbg [N.Y.] 3d Novemr 1778
I have recd requests from Lt Jno. Jackson and Ensign William Barber both of your Regiment for liberty to resign.1 The former has produced your Certificate that he is not indebted and if the latter is in the same situation, you may give them discharges which are to be indorsed upon their Commissions. Be pleased to inform me of the times of their resignations that I may register and transmit them to the Board of War. I am &c.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; LS, sold by The Collector, vol. 64, no. 706 (March 1951), item W490; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. William Barber (1743–1789) of Boston was commissioned an ensign in Col. Henry Jackson’s Additional Continental Regiment in May 1777, and he resigned on 17 Oct. 1778. John Jackson (1755–1790), also of Boston, was commissioned a lieutenant in Col. Henry Jackson’s Additional Continental Regiment in March 1777, and he resigned on 27 Oct. 1778. Their letters of resignation have not been identified.