Park Artillery 3d Augt 1780
I have not received the returns of the receipts, and stores of Arms lately, therefore I cannot ascertain with any precision how many defective arms are on hand and could be repaird in three weeks; but from the state of the Amories at Albany & Philadelphia, I suppose that three or four thousand arms might be repaird at those places in the above time but whether they would have bayanets I am not able to say.
We sent about 2000, damag’d Arms to Philadelphia a month ago, & at the same time there were about 1000 at Albany, and I presume that there may be one thousand, repairable with the Army and neighbouring posts, which shall be transported to albany immediately and I will write to that place and Philadelphia to expedite the repairs as much as possible. I am Sir with the highest Respect Your Excellencys Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.