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From George Washington to Philip Van Rensselaer, 27 December 1780

Head Quarters New Windsor 27th Decr 1780


I am informed by Colo. Hamilton that the Board of War have it in contemplation to break up the Armoury at Albany, or put it upon some other foundation. This was the first I had heard of it. I will make enquiry into the matter, and, if possible, have a Work of so much utility continued at so convenient a place as Albany—Colo. Hamilton also mentioned that you were in want of leather for the Works, but could not obtain it without a special order. I for that reason inclose one on the Deputy Commy of Hydes to supply you with the quantity necessary.

I am pleased to find by the letter which accompanied your last Return, that you had got the Armourers to work again. I am &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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