Supplies Required for Gates’ Army
State of North Carolina August 1780.
|500||Tents Compleat||Intrenching Tools|
|4000||do. Corn||*200||Grubbing Hoes|
|250||do. Rice||*100||Common Hoes|
|50||Hogsheads Rum||*200||Felling Axes|
To be stored at the Magazines and at the Halting places in approach to the Magazines.
The Ferries to be put upon the best Footing; the Boats well repaired, and well caulk’d. The Roads and Bridges, to be thoroughly and substantially repair’d—The Bridge at Meherrin River particularly—Virginia to be applied to for this.
General Hospital at Hillsborough
NB. If One Hundred Waggons are too great a Proportion for this State to furnish, might not each County be rated at one; or in Proportion to its ability to supply Waggons and Horses. Those Counties that are defficient in Waggons and Horses to furnish Something Equivalent, to those who are more able to supply the Army.
Tr (Vi). Caption at head largely torn away along vertical folds and omitted in the present text.
This is evidently a copy of a list sent by Gates to Congress very soon after 30 Aug. Gates wrote that day to TJ concerning supplies wanted from Virginia, and in his acknowledgment of 3 Sep. TJ asked Gates to specify the articles and quantities wanted. On 6 Sep., however, TJ told Huntington that he had now seen such a specific list accompanying Gates’ recent dispatches to Congress, left open for TJ’s perusal. See also TJ to Muter, 13 Sep.