Head Quarters Newburgh Decr 11th 1782
I enclose to you the Arrangemt of Field Officers in the Mass. Line; but as it is not final & may be subject to alteration from various contingency, I have not thought proper that it should be announced in the General Orders—but it will be necessary for you to post the Field Officers to the Regt agreeably to that arrangement, until further Orders that they may take their Commands accordingly—at the same time I wish it expressly to be understood & inculcated, that nothing is to be considered as final & conclusive in the Arrangement, until the first of Janry next. I am Sir with great regard &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.