Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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To GOVERNOR JONATHAN TRUMBULL Cambridge, February 8, 1776.
Sir: I last night received Intelligence of the arrival of some Powder in your Colony by the Sloop Macaroni, and the report is that she brought Arms too. As my last Letters from Philadelphia, do not Promise me an Immediate supply of these necessaries, and as the exigency of this Army at this particular crisis, calls for much more than what we have, I beg the favor of you to Interest yourself, that they may be sent to this Camp,
as expeditiously as possible. If they belong to the Colony, I will take them on the Continents Account, and pay for them, or replace the Powder, If that shall be thought more advisable, as soon as I have an opportunity of doing it, which I hope will not be long. If to private Gentlemen, I shall be much obliged by your friendly exertions that I may have it. I should have made this application, did not the state of our affairs at this time require all that can be collected, not doubting of your last endeavours that my requisition may be complied with, I am Sir, etc.