Head Quarters 5th July 1783
General Bailey who will deliver this has some accounts against the United States which he wishes to have early settled. & which he thinks are lodged in your Hands for that purpose.
This Gentleman has performed, to my knowledge, several beneficial Services for the U. States, for which he deserves a just & reasonable Reward—should his Accounts come under your Direction, I wish you to give him such Assistance & Dispatch in their Adjustment as may be in your power. I am &ca
DLC: Papers of George Washington.