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  Letter to Henry Knox, March 1, 1781
TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.004
George Washington. Letter: Head Quarters, to Brigadier General Henry Knox, 1781 March 01. 1 p. + doc.

Head Quarters 1st March 1781

[inserted- different hand: Washington]

Dear Sir

Inclosed you have Capt. Moodies letter and returns of Artillery and Ordnance Stores at Fort Schuyler, which you laid before me for my opinion-

I do not think there is any occasion, at present for than the quantity of these Articles which have been heretofore kept there. You will therefore be pleased to examine the Returns and send up what you may find deficient of the usual quantity at that post. If you think a larger Mortar than what they have will add to the security of it, you will send one up with the necessary attrail.

The State of New York made a requisition a few days ago for a small supply of Ammunition, with which I promised to comply. Be pleased therefore to send up six or eight Casks of Musket powder to Albany, and inform Genl. Clinton for what purpose.
I am Dear Sir
yr. most obt. Servt

His Ex. Gen. Washington
[?] 1st March 1781.

Notes: Bottom of page missing; signature removed.
Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 21: 324-25.