George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Stanwix, 23 May 1757

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.

John Stanwix

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.”

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