Camp New Windsor November 13th 1782.
I am under a necessity to Make an application to you in order that I may obtain a discharge from the service; not from a dislike to my profession, but the disagreeable situation of my present circumstances are such as strongly enjoin it upon me, Your approbation to this request, will lay me under the strongest Obligations. I am Dear Col. Your Most Obt servts
Jason Blake Ensign 5th Masstts Regiment
Ensign Jason Blake has my approbation to obtain his discharge.
Ezra Newhall Lt Col. 5th Masstts Regt
DNA: RG 93—War Department.