To Philip Van Rensselaer
New York May 17. 1776
I received your favor of the 6 Inst. & am of Opinion as you have not a sufficient number of Armourers at Albany to repair the whole of the Arms in your possession that whatever more you have than can be repaired in a Conven[ien]t time, had better be sent immediately to the Armourers here—This will save much time which wou’d be lost were the Armourers to goe from hence & return again. I am &c.
LB, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.