The Pennsylvania Committee of Safety to the New York Provincial Congress
LS: New York State Library, Albany
<Philadelphia, August 21, 1775: We are obliged for the intelligence from General Washington9 and will communicate it to the committees down the river. “As possibly the Enemy may think of calling upon us,” we must keep what little powder we have; but we will readily spare you part of any fresh supplies that arrive.1 Signed by Franklin as president.>
9. In the letters from the provincial congress above, Aug. 17 and 18.
1. The congress’ request for powder on Aug. 16 had already been answered on the 19th. The committee soon redeemed the promise given here; see its letter below, Aug. 26.