Hartford June 6th 1780
It is presumed by the Assembly of this State that the recruits for the Continental Army will not want Arms and acoutrements from the State—as they believe those whose times are expired have deposited their arms &c. at Camp. I have observed many returning soldiers with their arms which makes me fear their will not be sufficient numbers of arms at Camp, & Arms are scarce here. I am directed by the Committee of Assembly to request Your Excellency will if possible furnish our recruits with arms—when they arrive. I wish if possible to have your Excellys answer before the riseing of the Assembly. I have honor to be Your Ex. most obt Hum. Serv.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.