To Colonel Ezekiel Cheever
Morris Town July 7th 1777
Application having been made to me by Governor Trumbull for Liberty to draw a Quantity of Arms out of the Magazine at springfield for the Militia of that state in case it should be invaded, I have complied with his request upon the following Conditions which you will please observe.1 That should the state be actually invaded, & a sufficiency of Arms remains in the Magazine after complying with the Orders which you will receive from me in a short time under these Circumstances you are to furnish him with a thousand stand, which are only to be consider’d as a Loan & to be replac’d as soon as the Situation of things will permitt. I am &c.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.