Garrison West Point March 27th 1781.
Upon the reasons given, by Lieut. Jno. Soule, of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment, I am induced to recommend him to Your Excellency for a discharge; at the same time unwilling to say it will be no damage to the Regiment; he having fill’d his Post with Honor. I am Sir your Most Obedt Humle Servt
Moses Ashley Majr Comdt
5th Massts Regt
DNA: RG 93—War Department.