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Letter from General Thomas to General Arnold



Head-Quarters, Point Deschambault, May 8, 1776.

DEAR GENERAL: I this moment received yours of the 6th instant, mentioning an augmentation of troops, floating batteries, supplies of provisions, &c˙, which, if I can be assured of in a few days, I shall make a stand here with a small number of men. I have but two days' provision, and will bring them to half allowance, and remain on the ground myself till I can hear from you.

I send this by express, hoping he will not be detained one hour. Time will not allow me to give you the particular reason of my being here, but must refer you to the honourable Commissioners of Congress.

I am, respectfully, dear sir, your obedient and very humble servant,

J˙ Thomas.

To General Arnold.

P˙ S˙ Powder is wanting.