Constitution Island 24 April 1783
Agreable to your Excellencies orders I have the honour to inclose the choice of the Officers of the Invalid regt at present here in respect to the commutation of half pay. I was in hopes to have likewise handed to you that of our officers in Philadelphia, having wrote to them in time, but yesterday received a letter from Capt. McConnel informing me that there were great doubts among the officers of the Penyslvania line on account of an act of assembly of that State, which had prevented our coming to a determination ’till they could hear from me & knew what was the general opinion of the army here. I have this day sent them my sentiments on the insufficiency of that act therefore hope there will be no delay in their coming to a determination. Permit me to assure you that I am with respect Sr Your most obedt Servt
Lewis Nicola Col. Inv.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.