Philadelphia October 26. 1780
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 21 Instant, which makes some Alteration in the late Arrangement of the Army, conformable to the Sentiments expressed in your Letter of the 11th Instant; and directs the Mode of appointing the Officers for the Regiments which are to be raised during the War by the respective States; the Officers who shall be reduced, as well as those who continue in the Service, are entitled to half Pay during Life.
You will also be informed by the enclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the 23 Instant, they have been pleased to appoint Brigadier Parsons a Major-General. I have the Honor to be with the highest respect your Excellecy’s most obedient humble servant
Sam. Huntington President
DLC: Papers of George Washington.