Head-Quarters, Newburgh, 28th August 1782
Since my Letter of the 18th I have taken an Opportunity of consulting some more of the Officers upon the Propriety of annexing the Duty of Brigade-Conductor to that of the Brigade Quarter-Master, and they are of Opinion that he will be able to execute both. This Annexation therefore, with the Addition of a Deputy Commissary and two Conductors or Clerks for the Post of West Point (which are necessary for the Reasons given in mine of the 18th) to the Number proposed in yours of the 12th will, I think, be competent to the Business of the Department—The sooner the Arrangement is completed the better. I have the Honor to be, Dear Sir, With great Esteem, Your Most obedt Servant
P.S. Your Letter of the 16th instant, inclosing several Resolutions of Congress, came to hand a few Days ago.
DNA: Item 149, Letters and Reports from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.