From George Muter, with a Return of Ammunition on Hand
War office Novr. 29. 1780.
My duty obliges me to inform your Excellency, that there are only twelve pigs of lead at Richmond and five at Westham, weighing about 150℔. each. I beg leave to add, that there is the most urgent necessity for a considerable quantity of lead’s being soon procured, otherwise the making of musket catridges must soon be at an end. There is only about 200℔. of ball and buck shott in the laboratory to make up.
I have the honour to be Your Excellency’s Most humble servant,
George Muter. C.[W.]
|780||Ammunition for musketts now on hand|
|Novr. 29.||Ball catridges packed||1779||done||21.348|
|Ball & buck shott catridges packed||5119.||61.428|
|Do. Not yet packed||1200.||14.400|
Ball & buck shott ready to make up about 200℔.
George Muter. C.W.
Capt. Irish (Contl. Comy. [Commissary] of Military stores) has an order for all the ball catridges.
RC, with MS Return of Ammunition on separate page (Vi).