George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Perkins, 10 April 1780

Head Quarters Morris Town 10 April 1780.


I have been favd with yours of the 12th ulto. You are to leave all the Iron Cannon with the Apparatus belonging to them, in the State of Rhode Island and transport all the Brass Cannon and the remaining Continental Stores to Springfield—You will be pleased to attend particularly to the Arms which you have heard of in the neighbourhood of providence—You need not remove the heavy round Shot.

Should any of the Apparatus belonging to the Iron Cannon be the property of the Continent, you are to take Receipts for it from the State as you will do for the 1000 wt of powder to be left at the request of the Governor.

You are to apply to the Dy Qr Mr for assistance in removing the Ordnance and Stores to Springfield, and upon their being deposited there take Receipts for the quantity.

After having compleated the removal you are to join the park of Artillery at this Camp or wherever it may be. I am Sir yr most obt Servt

Go: Washington


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