I have been honored with your letter of the 18th December last, addressed to the late Secretary at War.
The Resolution of Congress of the 30th September giving promotion by Brevet extends only to such Officers as were continued in Office after the 1st January, 1783. By comparing your return with the last arrangement of the North Carolina Line, I find that Col. Clark, Lt. Colonel Lytle, Major Hogg, Captains Raiford, Hall and Sharp and Lieutenant Campen have a claim under that act; the Brevets for these Gentlemen as well as parchment Commissions ascertaining the former rank of the other Officers contained in your return, shall be issued and forwarded to you without delay.
Executing the business of the War dept.
by authy. from Congress.