George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Ann Hawkes Hay, 27 April 1782

Haverstraw April 27th 1782


As we are every Summer, often alarmed by the troublesome Visits of the British Ships of War up this River, I will be greatly obliged to your Excellency for an Order on Captain Frothingham to supply me, when I call on him with a Piece of Artillery [an] Officer and a few Artillery Men that I might [ha]ve it in my Power to Speak to them in their own Language, the Captain has an Eighteen Pounder a Twelve, and a Nine on travelling Carrages, I shall only want artillery when they are not wanted at the Garrison, and will cover them with any Number of Militia, your Excellency may please to direct, & as soon as I have done using the Piece I will deliver it to the garrison—I have the Honor to be with Respect your Excellency’s most Obt Servt

A. Hawkes Hay

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