Camp Near Dobbs Ferry August the 17th 1781
Agreable to the ordinance for the Apointment of Regimental staffs I beeg leave to recommend to your Exelency the following Gentelmen viz.—Lieut. Henry Marble—Adjutent from the first day of February last, vice Lieut. Smith, Resigned. Lieut. Park Holland (unanimously chosen by the officers) Pay Master from the 25th of April last vice Capt. Lieut. Stone promoted; Lieut. Ivory Holland Qr Master from the 25th of April last vice Lieut. Park Holland appointed Pay Master; all of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment under my command and request they may [recive] there apointment in General orders. I am with the greatest respect your Exelencys Humble Servent
Rufus Putnanam Colo. 5th [Re.]
DLC: Papers of George Washington.