We mean to wait on the Committee of accounts, during thel Nash, together with advice of the Commissary Genl, and concurrence ordered us to pay up the officers of those Regiments from the 25th of April until the first day of August. The first of these dates was the time our Troops left this State—we were at the same time furnished with money for that purpose, now there remains in our hands upwards of four hundred pounds, which has either been paid by the different Commissaries, or still remains due to officers who have not called for payment, tho' we judge the former is the case, as the Commissaries, may not be acquainted with our orders, their accounts might be handed in the usual method charging officers rations Regimentally. But as we have already paid the greatest part, and hold ourselves in readiness to complete our orders, we shall expect to pay either the Commissaries for such receipts as they produce or the State. Should these receipts be allowed in their accounts, we don't mean to interfere with them or their accounts, during the time the Troops were in this State. Neither have we any claim for officers rations in those Regiments, until the 25th April before mentioned. It may be also necessary to acquaint your Excellency, that we had made a settlement with the Continental Congress, and that we there accounted for all the money; and other transactions after we left this State which related to the public.
N. B. Dr. Burke can inform your Excellency every particular relative to our accounts at Congress.