philadelphia may 9th 1783
I have the honor to inform your Excellency that the officers of the legion under my Command have accepted of the Commutation of the half pay for life into five years full pay—I take the liberty to inclose here a copy of their determination on the Subject—I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir Your Excellency’s the most obdt hb. srt
Armand M. de la Rouerie
DNA: Item 149, Letters and Reports from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.