To Major General William Heath
Colo. Morris’s at Harlem Septr 26th 1776.
I should be glad if you would order Genl Saltenstall to draw as much Powder as will compleat his Militia to about fifteen or 18. Rounds a Man; as also Lead if they have it not, and Cartridge Paper that they may make their own Cartridges. At the sametime let him know, & desire him to Impress it strongly upon the Minds of his Men, that they must Acct for every Load which is not used in Action.
Be so good as to request in my name, General Clinton’s attendance at Head Quarters with you at Nine Oclock this forenoon on the business I mentioned to you yesterday.1 I Am Sir Yr Most Obedt
ALS, MHi: Heath Papers.
1. Heath and George Clinton attended the council of general officers that met with the committee of Congress at GW’s headquarters on this and the following day (see Wilson, Heath’s Memoirs description begins Rufus Rockwell Wilson, ed. Heath’s Memoirs of the American War. 1798. Reprint. New York, 1904. description ends , 76, and GW to Hancock, 27 Sept.).