Head Quarters April 7th 1783
I am commanded by His Excellency the General to inform you he has received & taken into consideration the Proceedings of the Court Martial referred to him by you—whereupon it is his pleasure that you should order the sentence against William Ryan of the Invalid Regt to be carried into execution—I have the honor to be with great respect Sir.
P.S. I return the Proceedings of the Ct Martial.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.