George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Artemas Ward, 26 September 1776

From Major General Artemas Ward

Boston 26 Sept. 1776


The State of New Hampshire applied to me to furnish a thousand men who are soon to march for Newyork from that State, with ammunition, and as they were likely to march without ammunition, unless furnished out of the Continental Store, and as the public Cause might suffer by their not being supplyed, I therefore supplied them with 500 lb. powder & 1000 lb. ball, hoping this quantity by might serve until they could be otherways supplied.1 I am &c.

Artemas Ward

LB, MHi: Ward Papers.

1Ward on this date sent this ammunition to the Hartford committee of correspondence, instructing the committee to deliver it to the “two Small Regiments now on their march to reinforce our Army at N. York” as they passed through Hartford (MHi: Artemas Ward Papers).

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