Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Muter, with a Return of Ammunition on Hand, 29 November 1780

From George Muter, with a Return of Ammunition on Hand

War office Novr. 29. 1780.


My duty obliges me to inform your Excellency, that there are only twelve pigs of lead at Richmond and five at Westham, weighing about 150℔. each. I beg leave to add, that there is the most urgent necessity for a considerable quantity of lead’s being soon procured, otherwise the making of musket catridges must soon be at an end. There is only about 200℔. of ball and buck shott in the laboratory to make up.

I have the honour to be Your Excellency’s Most humble servant,

George Muter. C.[W.]


[1]780 Ammunition for musketts now on hand
Novr. 29. Ball catridges packed 1779 done 21.348
Ball & buck shott catridges packed 5119. 61.428
Do. Not yet packed 1200. 14.400
6319 75.828

Ball & buck shott ready to make up about 200℔.

George Muter. C.W.

Capt. Irish (Contl. Comy. [Commissary] of Military stores) has an order for all the ball catridges.

RC, with MS Return of Ammunition on separate page (Vi).

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