Albany 1 Novemr 1780
My Last to your Excellency was on the first Octor, covering my Return for the Month of September; this Serves to Inclose my Return for the month of Octor and to Advise your Excellency that I have madeApplication to the Honble the Board of War in Sepr last, for a Supply of money, to pay the Artificers in the public Service under my Direction, But cannot be Obtained, that, with Sundry articles for the use of the Armoury repeatedly applyed for to the Commissy Genl Mily Stores at Philadelphia, & the Artificers on every Occassion call’d out on Militia Duty the works have Intirely Stopt at this place.
Should be glad an examption could be Obtained from His Excellency Governour Clinton for those men Necessarily employed in the public Service under my Direction. I have the Honour to be most Respectfully Your Excellencies Most Obedient Servant
P. Van Rensselaer
DLC: Papers of George Washington.