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Ebenezer Williams to Governour Trumbull



Pomfret, December 12th, 1776.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HONOUR: Your several orders of the 5th, 7th, and 8th instant, I have received and executed as far as was in my power. My infirm state of health rendered it impossible for me to enjoy the honour of leading out my regiment in the present campaign. The prospect at present is, that I shall not be further serviceable in the military department. While I was able, I ever rejoiced to serve my country, but esteeming it highly proper and reasonable that those who are called out into action should receive the honour and the reward due to their services, I would by no means stand in the way of others. But after properly acknowledging the honour conferred on me by the authority of the State, and expressing my gratitude for it, I crave leave to resign my commission into more suitable hands. To such I could wish it might be given; and am, sir, with proper respect, your Honour' s most obedient, humble servant,


To the Hon˙ Jonathan Trumbull, Esq˙, Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the State of Connecticut.