New Hampsr. Cantonments Aprl 24th 1783
Agreeable to Genl Orders I have consulted and advised with the officers of the N. Hampshire Line respecting compensation for their past Services. as Congress have left at their option to choose half Pay for life or five years full Pay, they do Unamimously, prefer the Latter with sentiments of Esteem & respect I am Sr your Most Obedt Humble Servt
John Stark B.G.
DNA: Item 149, Letters and Reports from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.