You will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of the 24th Ulto., making farther Provision for the Officers of the Army respecting their Rations, and extending the half Pay granted to Officers by the Resolution of the 15 of May, 1778, to the Widows or Children (as the Case may be) of such Officers as have died or shall die in the Service; also repealing a restricting Clause in the last mentioned Resolution, and ascertaining the half Pay of General Officers in Proportion to their present Pay.
You have also enclosed an Act of Congress of the 11. Instant, requesting the State of Virginia to furnish her Quota of Supplies as speedily as may be, agreeable to the Requisition of the 25. of February last, with an Addition of five thousand Barrels of Flour.
You will also observe, by this Act of the 11. Instant, the Expediency of sending forward to the Southern Army a Corps of Artillery, and a Reinforcement of Cavalry, &c., is referred to the Commander-in-Chief.
I have also enclosed for your Information an Act of Congress of the 12. Ulto., in Consequence of a Memorial from the General Officers. This Act, which makes Provision in Favour of the Officers & Soldiers, was mislaid by Accident in the Secretary's Office, or it would have been sooner transmitted.
P. S. Your Despatches of the 20. Ulto. have been duly