Albany 1st June 1781
I am honoured with your Excellencies favour of the 14th Ultimo, the Ammunition directed General Knox to send to this place is come to hand, your Excellency may rely on my Utmost Economy in the expenditure; heretofore I have been used to Issue only on an order of the Officer commanding this post, & for the future I will Strictly observe that no stores are to be delivered but upon an order of the Continental Officer commanding at this place.
The Inclosed is my Return for the month of May. I have the Honour to be Most respectfully Your Excellencies Most Obedient Servant
P. Van Rensselaer
DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.