Rocky hill 24th Octr 1783
At the original institution of the Society of the Cincinnati, Majr General Heath, who then presided, was desired to transmit a Copy of the Institution, with the proceedings thereon, to the senior Officer in each of the Southern States, to request them to communicate the same to the Officers under their command, and take such measures as might appear necessary for expediting the establishment of the society in their respective States.
To the Letter sent on this occasion to the Senior Officer in your State no answer has been received.
At a subsequent meeting of the Society, it was deemed expedient to appoint a President General pro-tem; and the honor of the choice falling on me, it becomes a part of my duty to name the place for the general meeting in May next, and in order to make it as Central as possible, for the general convenience, it is necessary I should know in which of the States the Society is establish’d.
I must therefore request, that you would be pleased to inform me, as soon as possible, whether the establishment has taken place in your State, and what measures have been taken to effect it. I am Sir Your Most Obedient humble Servant
Sent also to senior officers of the Society of the Cincinnati in Md., N.C., S.C. and Ga.