West Point March 12th 1780
Your Petitioner Captain Wm Warner of the 10th Massachusetts regiment, Humbly sheweth that from extreme Necessaty he is obliged to request of your Excellency to Accept of his resignation, and grant him a Discharge from the Army, he having Served in it Since the commencement of the present War, greatly to the injury of his Interest and Family, it having reduced them to such circumstances that Humanity requires his Attention to provide for them—And many other causes too numerous to relate It is not from any disrespect to the Service or to his Commanders, but from Great Necessaty that he is obliged to Resign.
Therefore most humbley request of your Excellency to accept of his resignation and grant him a Discharge from the Army. I am with the Greatest respect your Excellencys Obedient Humble Servant
Wm Warner Captain
10th Massachts regt
N. B. I herewith send inclosed the necessary Certificats
DNA: RG 93—War Department.