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From Timothy Pickering to David Humphreys, 5 August 1781

Memorandum for Colo. Humphrys.

5 August 1781

On hand fit for service—soldiers tents 35.  
 wall tents 6
Expected daily from Connecticut 300.
very old tents at Morristown repairing,
 probably will be rendered serviceable 80.
As Colo. Hatch is disappointed in his
 expectations of exchanging heavy for light
 duck, on notice of it, July 27th I
 immediately desired him to make up into tents
 all the Russia duck that was tolerably light.
 This may perhaps produce 100.
515. 6

Shall the heavy duck remaining (sufficient I suppose for 1500 tents) be made up, or any, and what part of it? If it be not necessary to make it up now, it is likely the heavy duck may be exchanged in the course of the fall & winter, so as to procure the properest tents for the next campaign. The troops are now amply supplied with tents.

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