War. Office November 12th 1783
Having no late Returns from the Army under your Excellencys immediate command, and being called upon by the Superintendant of Finance to furnish an estimate of this months Subsistence: I am to request that your Excellency will be pleased to communicate to me any Arrangements which have been made, in pursuance of the Act of Congress of the 26th September last. I have the Honor to be with the highest respect Yr Excellencys Most Obed. Hble Svt
Jos: Carleton Secy
DLC: Papers of George Washington.