[dateline] Baltimore Feby. 10. 1777
To the Honourable the Council of the State of Massachusetts Bay.
May it please your Honours
I find myself under a Necessity of resigning my Appointment to a Seat in the Superior
and I do accordingly hereby resign it, and request that Some other Gentleman may
be forthwith appointed to that most honourable and important Station. I am your Honours
most obliged and obedient humble Servant