Philada November 8. 1780
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 3. Instant, expressing the high Sense they entertain of the virtuous & patriotic Conduct of John Pualding Paulding, David Williams & Isaac Van wert, and granting to each of them a Pension of two hundred Dollars during Life, with a silver Medal to be delivered to each of them by your Excellency, so soon as they can be procured by the Board of War.
I have also enclosed three other Copies of the above mentioned Act of Congress, which you will please to transmit to those three worthy Militia Men above named. I have the Honor to be &c. &c.
DNA: Item 15, Letter Books of the Presidents of Congress, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.