Poughkeipsie June 24th 1782
Mr Benson the Attorney General of this State, who was appointed by me, and Mr Melachton Smith who was nominated by Mr Sands, have undertaken as Refferees to settle the matters in dispute between the Army and the Contractors for furnishing the Garrison of West Point &c. These two Gentlemen are to name a third agreeably to the mode pointed out by the Contract; and are to meet on the 8th day of July next for the completion of that business.
This information is given that preparation may be made accordingly. I am Dear Sir With great esteem Your Most Obedt Servt
MHi: Heath Papers.