Head Quarters 18th June 1782
Some disputes having arisen between the Army & Mr Sands in the Execution of his Contract.It becomes necessary to have them decided in the Mode prescribed in the Contract, which is by the submitting them to the Decision of three indifferent Men not of the Army;One to be chosen by the Army the second by Mr Sands & the third by the other two.
Having named You on the Part of the Army, as one of the Arbitrators, I have to request the favor of You to inform me whether it will be convenient for you to undertake this Business, And when it will best suit You to attend;begging Leave to observe that the earlier You fix the Time, in Case of Acceptance, the more agreeable to me, & the more beneficial to the public and the Army. I an &ca
DLC: Papers of George Washington.