Huts 2d Masstts Regt Feby 24th 1783
Beg leave to trouble you in behalf of Serjt Fisher formerly of Colonel Bailey now the 2d Regt—by the certificate it appears he was inlisted in the begining of 77 for three years, wounded the 3d of Augt sent to the Hospital at Albany, continued there some time, furlough’d from the Hospital as a convalesent, and continued so during the remainder of the time for which he was ingaged, has never yet been discharg’d—the reform of the Regiment, shifting of companies, officers retiring with other circumstances, puts it out of my power to git a single Muster Roll in which he has been mustered.
He wishes to have a discharge, by the half of which he will be able to git the depreciation of his wages from the State, which methinks he is justly intitled to, having in a great measure lost the use of his Arm occasiond by the wound he reciv’d—your assisting Lt Buffington in laying his case before His Excellency the commander in chief, will very much oblig’d an injurd Soldeir. Am with the greatest your most obedt Hume Servt
B. Oliver Major
Comg 2d Masstt. Regt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.