George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Udny Hay, 31 July 1780

Head Quarters Peekskill 31st July 1780

Dear Sir

I must request you immediately to provide the means of transporting Powder and Ball and Cartridge paper to the amount of one hundred thousand Rounds to Albany-- A water conveyance will in every respect be most convenient and eligible, but if you should not have Boats and hands ready, you must procure Waggons. The critical situation of Fort Schuyler renders a speedy relief necessary-- Men will be ready for the purpose, but there is not a sufficiency of Ammunition at Albany. The Commanding Officer of artillery at West point will deliver the powder Ball &c. when you send for them. They are to be delivered to Mr Van Rensselaer Commy of Military Stores at Albany. I am, &c.

To Colonel Hay "comprehending all the north River."

To Colonel Hubbard "for Connecticut."

To Mr Lewis "to impress Waggons for the transport of the Boats to the North River."

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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