George Washington Papers

To George Washington from the Continental Congress Secret Committee, 1 August 1776

From the Continental Congress Secret Committee

In Secret Committee Philada August 1st 1776


We have the honor to transmit you five Tons of Musquet Powder by the bearer hereof agreable to an order of Congress passed yesterday1 and as our Stock here is not considerable We beg to remind you, that three Powder Mills are now employed in making Continental Powder near New York, Vizt Mr Livingston & Mr Wisners Mills in N. York Government and Colo. Fords in the Jerseys from whence this supply might have been drawn and when more is wanted it will be found there. By order of the Secret Committee I have the honor to be Your Excellencys most Obedt hble servt

Robt Morris, Chair Man

LS (photocopy), in Robert Morris’s writing, ViU: Gwathmey Autographs Collection Microfilm; LS, sold by Carnegie Book Shop, New York, catalog 170, item 254, 1952.

1See JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 5:623.

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