August 29th 1780
I receiv’d your Letter, and the inclos’d Papers respecting Mr James Hunter, late Pay Master of my Regt you desire to know, to what Period, in my Opinion, Mr Hunter ought to be paid to, Mr Hunter was Muster’d in the Regimt up to the first of June 1779, which was the last time we was Muster’d on the Western Expedition. I think Mr Hunter is entitled to Pay up to the First of Septr 1779, at, or about that time, he left Tyoga, contrary to my Orders. Immediately after, we march’d for the Genese country—Mr Hunter has been the chief of this Summer, settling his Accounts, with the Auditors.
His Excellency, will be the Judge, of what Mr Hunter is entitled to, for this service. I am Sir With great esteem Your most obedt Humble Servt
Wm Butler Lt Colo. Comdr
4th Penna Regt
DNA: RG 93—War Department.