Office of Finance 19th September 1782.
I received yours of the sixteenth Instant yesterday morning. I trust that your Excellency will have received every Thing relating to my Department in due Season for the meeting of the Commissioners upon the eighteenth.
I agreed with Mr Sands that the Issues should be adjusted at the Treasury as made to the moving Army, and that a half Penny per Ration should be allowed to the Public for the Issues at West Point. The manner of determining the Amount of these Issues I shall leave to Mr Cornell to adjust—He will take your Excellency’s advice on the Subject. With perfect Respect I have the Honor to be Sir Your most obedient & humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.