Garrison West Point May 19th 1782
Lieutenant Hammond of the 5th Mass. Regiment, having applied to me for my approbation for his resignation upon the account of a long ill state of health, & the cares of a family I do hereby recommend him to Your Excellency for a discharge. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s most obedient and very hble Servt
Ezra Newhall Lt Col.
DNA: RG 93—War Department.