To Nathaniel Woodhull
Cambr⟨idge 16th Novr 1775⟩
it was determined at t⟨he Conference⟩ held here in the Last Month, th⟨at Such Military⟩ Stores as Coud be spared from N⟨ew york Crown point⟩ Ticonderoga &a shoud be Sent he⟨re for the use of⟩ the Continental Army1—as it wa⟨s not clear to me,⟩ whether I was to send for, or that they ⟨were to be sent⟩ to me, I desired Mr Reed on his way to ⟨Philada⟩ to enquire into this Matter—as I have ⟨not heard⟩ from him on this Subject, And the Seaso⟨n advanceing⟩ fast, I have thought it necessary to se⟨nd Hen.⟩ Knox Esqr. who will deliver you this2—after ⟨he⟩ forwards what he Can get at your place, ⟨he will⟩ proceed to General Schuyler on this very imp⟨ortant⟩ business. I request the favour of you Si⟨r⟩ and the Gentlemen of your Congress to give ⟨Mr⟩ Knox all the Assistance in your power,3 ⟨by So⟩ doing you will render infinite Service to y⟨our Country⟩ and vastly Oblige Sir Your most Ob. ⟨H: St⟩
LS, in Stephen Moylan’s writing, N: New York Provincial Congress Revolutionary Papers; LB, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The LS was damaged in the New York State Library fire of 1911. Missing portions are supplied within angle brackets from the letter-book copy.
1. See item 15 in the minutes for 23 Oct., Proceedings of the Committee of Conference, 18–24 Oct. 1775, Document II, Minutes of the Conference.