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Letter to Thomas Mumford, February 13, 1776
George Washington. Letter signed: Cambridge, to Thomas Mumford, 1776 Feb. 13. 1 p.

Cambridge 13th Feb[ruar]y 1776


Colonel Fisher Gay of Farmington in Hartford County, has informed me, that some powder was, by you imported, for the use of particular [struck: inland] inland towns in the Colony of Connecticut, the great want we are in, of that necessary article, obliges me to to send Colonel Gay, to borrow, or purchase as much, as he can possibly procure, I beg Sir that you will give him every assistance in your power, in negotiating this Important business it will be of the utmost service to the cause of Liberty & America, & it will very much oblige

Your Most H[onorable] S[ervan]]t
Go: Washington
Thomas Mumford Esqr.

On the Service of the United Colonus
To Thomas Mumford Esqr
[struck: Bringhton?]