Philadelphia April 4. 1781
Your Excellency will receive enclosed an Act of Congress of the 2d Instant, wherein they have engaged for the Pay & Subsistence of two. Regiments of Militia & two Regiments of Infantry proposed to be raised by the State of New York, over & above their Quota of Continental Troops, during the Time they shall be in actual Service. The two Regiments of Infantry to be raised for three Years by the Proposals contained in Govr Clintons Letter referred to, are to be placed under the Direction of the Commander in Chief, yet so as not to be removed out of the State of New York without the Governors Consent. I have the Honor to be with the highest Regard your Excellency’s most obedient humble servant
Sam. Huntington President
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
19 March 1781
Extract of a letter from Govr Clinton Dated March 19th 1781.
"There is also a bill before the Council of Revision for raising two regiments on the Continental establishment as to the number of Officers & Privates or bounties of unappropriated lands—These troops are to serve for three years and are also to be under the direction of the Commander in Cheif except that they cannot be ordered out of the State without the consent of the Governor for the time being, & I am equally restricted from raising them till congress have consented that their pay subsistance & Clothing shall be a common charge."