George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Richard Gridley, 30 September 1775

From Colonel Richard Gridley

Septr 30: 1775.

Proposals for Casting the Following Ordnance & Stores
3 Ten Inch Mortars
600 Ten Inch Shells
1000 Twenty four pound Shott
1000 Eighteen pound Shott
40 Setts of Garrison Wheels
200 Stoves (Small)1
5 Tons of Grape Shott
4 Tons of Hand Grenadoes for Boats
10 Tons of Potts & Kettles

The Furnace cannot be put into Blast in less than One Month, & if not determind upon & orderd directly no Furnace will be in Blast till next March.

also to provide

10 Twenty four pound Cannon } or 20: Twenty
10 Eighteen pound do four pound.
Spare Mortar Beds
Spare Carriages
a Quantity of 3 Inch plank & 10 Inch
Timber for platforms

Submitted to by yr Excellencys Most Obedt Servt

Richd Gridley Chief Engineer

ADS, DLC: Peter Force Papers.

1Joseph Reed struck out this line and wrote “not agreed for in the Estimate.”

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