George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Henry Knox, 31 July 1780

July 31. 1780

Dr Sir

By advices received this afternoon the Enemy have again made an incursion into this State and were in pretty considerable forces before Fort Schuyler on the 27th. It is essential that a considerable number of Militia should march to relieve it, and Ammunition is wanted for them, which can not be supplied at Albany. You will therefore be pleased to direct the Commissary of Military Stores to have a quantity of Powder & Lead equal to a hundred rounds of each & a proper quantity of Cartridge Paper held in readiness to be delivered on the application of Colo. Hay, to whom I have written to forward it immediately to Mr Ransalaer at Albany. I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Srt

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