Hutts Near Boston April 27th 1782
I have the Honor to enclose an application from the commanding Officer of the 6th Masstts Regiment in favor of Capt. Heywood of that Regt for leave of Absence for a short time; from the circumstances represented to me I have no doubt but that his Business is urgent and requires his attendance at this time; I should therefore be glad, if your Excellency thinks proper, that he might be indulged in his request. I have the Honor to be, With the highest Respect your Excellencys most Obedient Servant
J. Greaton Coll Comdg
3d Masstts Brigade
PHi: Gratz Collection.
Hutts Near Boston April 26. 1782
As Capt. Benj. Haywood of the 6h Mass. Regiment has some business of considerable Consequence to him which requires his particular attention at this time, and as a number of the officers of the Regt are desirous he should transact some business for them in Boston, I should be glad of your interest with his Excellency in his behalf for a leave of absence till the first of June. I am Sir, your most obedient and humble servant
Calvin Smith Lt Colo. Commd