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I received your favor of the 6 Inst. & am of Opinion as you have not a sufficient number of Armourers at Albany to repair the whole of the Arms in your possession that whatever more you have than can be repaired in a Conven[ien]t time, had better be sent immediately to the Armourers here—This will save much time which wou’d be lost were the Armourers to goe from hence & return again. I am &c....
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...
Perceiving by your return of the 1st Inst. that there was no Ammunition in the Store at Albany I have directed General Knox to send up ten Barrels of Powder and one thousand pounds of Lead. Both of these have become very scarce Articles and therefore require the utmost Oeconomy in their expenditure. I do not know upon what orders you have heretofore been used to issue, but in future you will...
General Knox informs me that he gave you directions to send from albany two thousand Arms with bayonets for the use of this army —as we are in the most pressing want of these articles, I am to desire that you will exert yourself to have them forwarded with all possible expedition and to commit them to the care of an attentive, active person in your department, who may provide as well for...
I observe by a Return of military Stores made the 12th January that there were 5000 Muskets unfit for service in the Magazine at Albany. I most earnestly desire that you will use your utmost endeavours to have them put into repair by the opening of the next Campaign. I also observe by the same Return that there is a considerable deficiency of Bayonets, which you will endeavour to make up if...
I have recd your favr of the 1st instant inclosing your January return. If the late Commy of Hides retains the leather which he has upon hand, by the direction of the Cloathier General, it may be for some particular purpose, and therefore I would not wish to order it to be delivered to you, lest it should interfere with some arrangements in the Cloathing department—I should think you might...