To Charles Stewart
[New Windsor, New York, January 21, 1781]
The Commissary will issue a ration pr. individual to the Commandants and their crews that is per the inclosed return1 to fifty five persons till further orders a return of the issues to be made to the Qr. Mr. General2 that the rations may be paid for in a settlement of accounts with the said persons.
By His Excellency’s order
Aide De Camp
To The Commissary of Issues
ADS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. “Return of Vessels, Employd. in Public Service the Last Season The Crews Belonging to them and their familys,” January 2, 1781 (ADS, in the handwriting of John Palmer, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress).