Highlands June 21st 1782
The enclosed was handed to me this afternoon. If Your Excellency has no objection, I request your permission to convene the Officers of the Massachusetts Line for the purpose therein mentioned. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect Your Excellencys Most Obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
West Point 21st June 1782.
The Officers of the several Regiments in the Massachusetts Line have agreed to address Congress on the subjects of deficient rations, subsistance, pay for the year 1781, &c. and have authorised me to request you, & thro’ you the other General Officers of our line, to join them with your assistance & influence—They likewise request that you will be pleased to appoint a time and place for a meeting, which, upon being acquainted therewith, I shall communicate to the line that they may conform thereto. I have the honor to be Sir most obedt Servt
J. Brooks Lt Colo. Comdt
7th Mass. Regt