Head Quarters Newburgh Janry 25. 1783
The several Papers you honored me with this Morng, have been duly laid before the Commander in Chief, and I have it in command from him to inform you, that as the Arrangement ofor Issues to the Canadian Refugees has originated from & been immediately established by the Secry at War, any Alterations or innovations, in it, he thinks aught necessarily to come from the same quarter; and Gen. Lincoln being now soon expected from the Eastward, His Excellency conceives it proper to refer you to him, for his decision & Orders on the subject. I am Sir with great regd Your most Obedt Servt
D. Humphrys A.D.C.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.