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I having a Vessel arrived at Norwich from Suranam which having brought a Small Quantity of Powder Viz. Forty four Cask Containing a Half hundred Each, I thought it proper to acquaint you thereof, but I am at a loss to determin which may be best for the General Cause for it to go to the Camp or to be Sold out here, so that People in General may be better quallified to Defend the Sea Coast, Our...
I wrote you of the 3rd Instant, to which have not been favord with an Answer, This is to Offer you One Ton of good Pistol Powder at Six shillings ⅌ pound here, to which Desire your Answer, as also respecting the Cannon, in which youl Oblige Sir Your most Obt humble Servt LS , DLC:GW . The letter that Stephen Moylan wrote to Brown on 8 Nov. apparently failed to arrive. See Brown to GW, 3–4 Nov....
Copy with DS by Nicholas Brown: John Carter Brown Library <[Before Jan. 20, 1776]: Agreed between John Brown on the one part and members of the committee on the other that a voyage or voyages will be undertaken to procure thirty-six tons of gunpowder (or, failing that, sufficient saltpetre and sulphur to make up the same amount), 1,000 stand of good arms, 1,000 gun locks, twenty tons of lead,...
The Committee of both Houses appointed to consider a Plan for fiting out one or more Armed Vessels for the defence of American Liberty, have attended that service, and Report in the following Resolves, vizt. Resolved that two Ships be built, as soon as may be, at the expence of this Colony; One Suitable to carry Thirty-Six Guns, vizt., Twenty Four Guns carrying twelve Pound Shot, and Sixteen...
Copy: John Carter Brown Library <Philadelphia, February 6, 1776: The Browns will procure in Europe 10,000 good blankets at approximately 4 s. 6 d. to 5 s. sterling apiece; 9,200 yards of blue and brown broadcloth for uniforms and 800 yards of different colors for facings, most of the cloth, being for privates, at about 4 s. sterling per yard and the rest, for officers, at 6 s. ; ten tons of...
I being a Small part Concern’d in a prize Ship Arived at the port of Boston with a Cargo of Maderia wine and haveing lately ben told that Good wine was not to be bot at or near Your Camp, have taken the Liberty to present You with a Butt Qt 157 Gs. which was picked out by Collo. More, as the Best in the whole Cargo which Consisted of about 29,000 Gallons the Same was well Cassed up and...
With due Submission to your Excellencys Superior Judgment, I now take the Liberty to Mention a Matter which appears to me to bid fair for great Advantages to the United States in General, tho it may be otherwise to this State in perticular, from the late Disaster of the Culloden one of the Enemys 74 Gun Ships and the Dismastment of One more of the Ships of the Line at Gardners Bay, the French...