George Washington Papers

Enclosure: John Spour’s Receipt, 28 May 1757


John Spour’s Receipt

Fort Loudoun May 28th 1757.

Receiv’d of Colo. George Washington out of the Publick Stores at Winchester the following Particulars viz.—100 Barrls Gunpowder. 3 Tons of Lead. 100, 6 lb. Shott. and 12000 Musket-Flints to be deliver’d to Edward Shippen Esqr. at Lancaster for His Majesty’s Use, agreeable to Orders from Jno. Stanwix Esqr. Colo. Commandant of the first Battalion of the Royal American Regiment &ca.1 Witness my hand.

John Spour

D, PHi: Gratz Collection; DS, DLC:GW; LB, PPAmP: Edward Shippen Papers; LB, DLC:GW. The copy of John Spour’s receipt (Gratz Collection) enclosed in the letter to Shippen, which is printed here, and the copy of the receipt retained by GW (DLC:GW) are both in GW’s hand. GW’s copy is signed by John Spour with his mark and by Sgt. Maj. John Hamilton as a witness; Shippen’s copy has the names of Hamilton and Thomas Bishop, GW’s servant, as witnesses.

1Shippen wrote Stanwix on 3 June 1757 that Spour had brought these stores to Lancaster in nine wagons. See also Stanwix to GW, 23 May, and GW to Stanwix, 28 May 1757.

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