From John Smith
Providence January 1. 1776
Agreable to your desire to his Honor the Gove[r]nor,1 what Blankets could be collected in this Town are now sent you by Mr Hale who will give you the cost of them, the number sent is 182. am sorry the number is so small tho believe that a Quantity might be collected in the Country Towns in2 some little time if you think it needful please to let me know and I will endeavor to procure them. I am Sir your very humble Servt
John Smith of Providence was a member of the Rhode Island committee of safety and a deputy in the general assembly.
2. Smith inadvertently wrote “if.”