Fishkill April 16th 1781
As there is no mention made of Half pay and Lands in the Resolve of Congress of March 29th whereby the Ridgt of Artificers is reduced. I am requested by the officers to ask your Excellencies Opinion, as it appeared from the Resolves of October last, for the Aragement of the Army that all officers of reduced Corps were intitled to these Priviledges: Captn Painter waits upon Excellency for that Purpose. I am sir with due respect your Excellencys most Obedt & very Humbl. Servt
J. Bruen Majr Comdt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.