From John Stanwix
[Lancaster, Pa., 23 May 1757]
By John Stanwix Esqr. Colonel Commandt of the First Battalion of his Majestys Royl American Regiment and Commander in Chief of all the Forces &c. Pensilvania and all the Southern Provinces.
Wheras his Excellcy John Earl of Loudoun has thought it for his Majestys Service to Order five Companys of the First Battalion of Royal Americans under my Command to serve in the back part’s of the Southern Provinces, and to order likewise that this Command shall be supply’d from time to time with Amunition and Millitary Stores from Fort Loudoun in Winchester. You are hereby required to deliver to John Spore, John Hagyeswiler, Chr. Hyghtor, and John Utzman, Waggoner’s or any one of them (they having nine Waggon’s with four horses each)
|100||Barrell’s of Gun powder|
|3||Tons of Lead|
|12000||Flints for Musquets|
|100.||Reams of Stronge Cartradge Paper|
|50.||pounds of Macth|
|50.||pounds of Brimstone|
|50.||pounds of Saltpeter|
|50||three pound Ball.|
taking his or their receipt for the Same, for which this shall be to you and all Concern’d a Sufficient Warrant. Given under my hand at Lancaster this, 23d day of May 1757.
ALS, DLC:GW. This is directed “To Colonel Washington or the Offcer command. at Fort Loudoun in Winchester, and to the Person or Person’s employd as keepers of his Majestys Stores at the Said Fort.”