Groton July 24th 1781
Since the Misfortune that Befel the Enemys Ship Culloden, in the Sound, I have had the Good fortune to Get up Sixteen of Her upper Tier Guns, 32 Pounders, Wt. About 55 [lb.]—And Understanding that Your Excellency, has had Occasion, to Direct a Number of Heavy Cannon to be Transported from the Eastward, for the Use of theArmy Westward.
I have to Inform, that if any further occasion Should Require Any More; I Should be Very Happy in Supplying Your Excellency with the Above, upon Reasonable Terms, and Convenient Pay for the Continent.
Could Immediately Deliver them at Fairfeild; (if Wanted) also Could Probably Procure, & furnish fourteen more, together with a Quantity of Shott. I have the Honour to be, in Every Respect, Your Excellencys most Obedient, most Devoted Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.