George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 14 October 1779

From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Hartford—14th Octo. 1779

Dr Sir

Your Favors of the 4th1 7th & 10th are duly arrived—Inclosed you will have our Doings respecting the Militia desired from this State—which are not yet carried into compleat Effect—waitg some further Intelligence from the Count’s Fleet2—Respectg your Excellency’s Request for Powder—there is considerable Quantity in the State—I this Day meet my Assembly in this Place—& by their Direction I fancy—you may be supplied with 10 or 15 Tons if needed—I must beg the Earliest Intelligence from your Excellency of your Expectations from the Fleet—where our utmost Exertions may be depended on as soon as our Cooperation becomes necessary. I am &ca


ADf, Ct: Trumbull Papers.

1For GW’s letter to Trumbull of 4 Oct., see GW to George Clinton, that date, a version of which was sent to Trumbull.

2The enclosure has not been identified. For the actions of the Connecticut general assembly in calling up militia for three months’ service to support a prospective joint attack on New York by the Continental army and the French fleet of Vice Admiral d’Estaing, see GW to Clinton, 4 Oct., n.7; see also Planning for an Allied Attack on New York, c.3–7 October.

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