War Office May 17. 1781
We have received a Letter from the Judge Advocate General respecting the Pay of Mr Edwards & Mr [Strang] Deputy Judge Advocates who complain that their Appointments are not sufficient or settled by the Act of the 10th of Novr 1780. In seems they wish to be put in the same Footing with the Assistants to the AjutantGeneral whose pay is agreed to that of Lieut. Colonels. The Board wishing to preserve a due Relation among the Officers according to their Services & Employments request the Favor of your Excellency’s Opinion as to the Propriety of encreasing the Additional Pay of the Dy Judge Advocates & to which Amount. We have the Honour to be with great Respect your very obedt Servants
DLC: Papers of George Washington.