August 23d 1781.
Your Excellency’s Letters to Congress inclosing the Memorial from the Officers of the Rhode Island and Connecticutt Lines, respecting Promotions in their District to the Rank of Brigadier General, is before the Committee mentioned in my Letter of the 20th instant. Upon the present Arrangement their Claim appears well founded; But should the proposed Alteration take Place, Promotions will probably be deferred. However, I am confident your Excellency’s Sentiments upon these Subjects will have essential influence. I have the honor of being &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.