Saratoga 24th April 1783
Since my arrival at this post I have Convened the Officers of the Rhode Island Regmt on the Subject of Half pay—& have the Honor to Transmit Your Excellency their unanimous opinion to accept the Commutation of Five years Full pay offer’d by Congress—by their Resolve of 22nd March 1783 instead of the Half pay promis’d by a Resolve of Congress of 21st Octr 1780 for Life. I have the Honor to be with all possible Esteem & Respect—Your Excellency’s Most Obed. Hume Servt
Jereh Olney Lieut. Colo. Comd.
DNA: Item 149, Letters and Reports from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.