Poughkeepsie June 24th 1782
I think it proper to advise you, that Mr Benson the Attorney Genl whom I had nominated as one of the Referrees to decide the disputes between the Army & yourself, has signified his intention to undertake that business, and has mentioned the 8th day of July as the earliest period, at which he can enter upon it—In the mean time he proposes agreeing with Mr Melanchton Smith the Referree on your part, on a third person, according to the mode of Settlement, which has been adopted. I am Sir Your Most Obed. Servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.