From William Call
Prince Geo. Jany 21. 1781
The very great demand for Arms for the Army has heitherto Prevented my making any application for any for this county. Probably there may be spare Arms out of order, if so, on having your approbation I will endeavour to get them repair’d at the Publick expence, could they be Sent over, in any of the publick Waggons, unless they could sooner be done in the hands of the publick artificer’s. Amunition would also be wanting, which with the Arms I should Propose puting into the hands of the diffirent Captains to be deliverd out to the Men on any alarm, or to remain in their hands to be kept in order, and be ready when called for. Cartouch boxes will also be wanting.
I have the Honour to be with respect Sir Yr. Excellencys. mo. Obt H Svt,
RC (Vi); addressed and endorsed.
William Call was county lieutenant of Prince George co. (Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 344).