April 29th 1783
In Conformity to a Genl Order of the 16th Inst. I do hereby certify that the Gentlemen of the Medl Department acting under the immediate Command of his Excellency the Commander in Chief, have agreed to accept of the Commutation of the five years full Pay, in Lieu of the half Pay granted by a Resolution of Congress of the 17th of Jany 1781.
Direct. Mily Hospitals
DNA: Item 149, Letters and Reports from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.