George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Defever, 2 October 1755

From John Defever

fort Cumberland [Md.] October the Second 1755


A Return of Stores belonging to his Majesty Royall Train Left at the Undermentioned places viz.

at Mr. Ambrose on the Maryland Side of potomack1
Musquett Shot in Boxes 22
at Konokagig2 . . ditto 30
Casks of flints 05
at Winchester Iron Guns 12 poundes 4
Travelling Carriages with Limbos3 3
Round shot 12 pounders 1200
Your obedient and Humble Sert

John Defever


1Defever made his return to GW of the stores of the artillery train left at Fort Cumberland on 18 Sept. 1755. A Mr. Ambrose owned a mill west of Frederick, Md., in the 1740s.


3For transporting a cannon, horses were hitched to a limber which was in turn attached to the field carriage on which the gun was mounted.

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