Head Quarters December 20th 1782
In consequence [of] a Resolve of Congress I some time since directed an inscription with some devices to be engraved on the Cannon to be presented to Count Rochambeau & inclosed is a Certificate of Genl Knox relative to the execution of the work and its price.
In answer to Mr Billings application to me for his pay I informed him I would write you on the subject and did not doubt you would order Payment to be made. I have the honor to be.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.