George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Ruddock, 16 July 1777

From John Ruddock

Fish Kill [N.Y.]
July 16th 1777

May it Please your Excellency

In Obedience to your Excellencys order I’ve sent the Hoble Genl Schuylar at Albany Ninty Boxes of Musket Ball Containing Nine Thousand Four Hundred & thirty weight, Suitable for French Arms Muskets & Militia, With thirty Four Reams of Musket Cartridge Paper. Colo: Hughes Let me Know that hed Receivd Counter Orders from your Excellency that the powder must not that there was a Sufficiency Gone from some other Quarter,1 In Consequence of the Above Counter Orders the powder was Returnd. I am with the Greatest Esteem Your Excellencys Obdt Servte

John Ruddock D.C.M.S.


John Ruddock was deputy commissary of military stores at Fishkill, New York.

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