New Castle April 13th 1783
agreable to a resolve of the Honourable the Congress dated the twenty second of march last the Officers of the Delaware Battalion have unanimously agreed to recieve the Commutation in Lieu of the half pay for life. and take this oppertunity of signifying the same to your Excellency. I am with Due respect your Excellencys Humble Servt
Capt. Commanding D.B.
DNA: Item 149, Letters and Reports from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.