Morristown May 30th 1780
|Sleeppers 18 foot long for the platt forms of the canons||500.|
|Sleeppers 12 foot long for the platt forms of the Mortars||200.|
|planks 12 foot long 2 or 3 inches thick||3200.|
|fascines one foot thick and from 9 to 15 foot of lengths||60000.|
|piquets 3 foot long||300000.|
|gabions 3 foot and half high and three foot and half wide||10000.|
|gabions Six foot Wide and Six foot high||1000.|
|Mallets to drive the piquets||500.|
|Moles to Ramm the earth of the Batteries||500.|
|Spades and Shovels||10000.|
|bill hooks to make the fascines and gabions||2000.|
Sand bags 27 inches long 24 wide. Make as many of them as it is possibl with the [ ] for Service in the different Stores of the Q.M.G.
if in the Beginning of the attack we had on hand the third part of the preparations here mentioned it should so Sufficient because 400 fatigue men Keept constantly at Work Could make the fascines and gabions faster than We could employ them.
Lt Col. of Engineers
DLC: Papers of George Washington.