War Office Jany 23. 1781
The Board have the honor to request that your Excellency will be pleased to cause returns to be made to them of the Officers who are continued in Service under the late arrangement—as well of those who are supernumerary. They would wish for a distinct return for each State, specifying the rank, & dates of commissions. I have the honor to be with the highest respect, Yr Excellencys mo obed. humble Servt by ord.
Ben. Stoddert Secy
DLC: Papers of George Washington.