George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Christopher Leffingwell, 17 February 1776

From Christopher Leffingwell

Norwich [Conn.] 17th Feby 1776


I wrote your Excellency the 11th present per Cap. Cochran informing of the Arival of a quantity of Shells & Shott from N. York—which have Brot from N. London to this Town (all Except about Two Load of Shott & hand Granadoes) have forwarded Ten Load from hence Containing (viz.)

95 Shells of 13
Inch Wt
173 Ea.
65 Do 10 inch 90
1 Shott 12
333 Shells 8
Shall forward the Shells first & as fast as possible. There Remains here
48 Shells of 13 Inch
6 Do 10 Inch
516 Shott 24 w. Ea.
580 Do 18 w. Ea.

have ordered The Carters to Call at Doctr Ames Tavern in Dedham for your Excellencys directions where to deliver them & to whoom.

if I knew where & to whoom they were to be Delivered might possibly order them Carried a Different Road.1 I am with the higest Esteem Your Excellencys Mt Obed. Hble svt

Christr Leffingwell


1For GW’s instructions regarding these munitions, see Stephen Moylan to Leffingwell, 14 Feb., quoted in Leffingwell to GW, 11 Feb. 1776, n.3.

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