To George Muter
In Council Feby 7. 1781.
It being necessary that there should be an agreement in the prices given by the Continental and State Quartermasters, you will be pleased to order the State Q.M. not to exceed the above rates of daily hire in any future contracts. Those Contracts already in existence we are not at liberty to reduce. I am Sir Yr. very hble Servt,
RC (Vi); in a clerk’s hand, signed by TJ; endorsed. FC (Vi). Tr in War Office Journal (Vi). The schedule of pay for employees of the state and Continental quartermasters’ departments is a revision of a schedule submitted by Claiborne; see TJ to Claiborne, this date.