Head Quarters Augst 17th 1783.
Captain Vincent is come here, with some of the St Francois Tribe of Indians, to receive the pay he says is due to a Company he has had in service under your Direction, and in pay, agreeable to a Resolve of Congress. Whatever pay they are entitled to by the Resolve, will undoubtedly be given them; but before the Pay Master General can settle their Accounts, they must produce some Voucher to shew how many of them have been employed and for what time.
I could only therefore furnish them with some clothing to relieve their present Necessities, which I have done, giving each one a Blanket, Shirt, Shoes and some Cloth for Leggings and when they produce the Necessary Vouchers they will be settled with, the same as the rest of the Army. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.