Camp 10th Septr 1780
I am Very unhappy in being oblige to offer my Resignation before the Close of this Campaign—But Contrary to my wishes or Expectations, Circumstances have turn’d up which render my leaving the service necessary.
I therefore pray that your Exellency would Accept of this as my resignation and Grant me an Immediate discharge from the service—I am Sir with every mark of respect your Excellencies most Obedient and Very Humble Servant
Bartlett Hinds Capt. Lt in
the 10th Massachusetts Regiment
DNA: RG 93—War Department.