Highlands April 17 1782
The stores are now fitted for the safe depositing the powder, a part of which has for some time been in places by no means secure at Fish-kill. Colonel Crane has examined the bomb-proofs at Westpoint and the other stores which have been fitted—He informs me four or five hundred barrels can be deposited at Westpoint—the places dry and good, from this time to the next winter—in which season only the bomb-proofs contract a dampness—Mrs Hosbrook’s store below your quarters, and the magazine at Fish-kill. These several places will contain the whole. Colonel Crane will execute the business immediately, if your Excellency has no objections. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.