Hutts N. York Line 25 April 1783
The Sentiments of the Officers of the New York Line have been taken Persuant to the General orders of the 16 Instant. In Obediance thereto I Report that the Officers of the Brigade and those of Colonels Lambs or Second Regiment of Artillery are Unanimous for the Commutation of five Years full pay in Lieu of half pay: Heretofore Ordered by Congress. I have the honor to be your Excellencys Most Obed. Humbe Servant
G. V. Schaick
Philadelphia 7th May 1783 The underwritten being Subjects of the State of Newyork, and of that line, do each for himself accept of the Commutation of Five years whole pay, offered by Congress in their act of the 22d of March last, in Lieu of the half pay promised by Congress for life.
Alexr McDougall M. General
Ranald Stephen McDougall Major A.D. Camp
DNA: Item 149, Letters and Reports from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.