Letter from General Ward to General Washington
Boston, August 12, 1776.
SIR: This day I have forwarded one hundred barrels of powder for Norwich, there to be deposited agreeable to your directions. I have also forwarded a chest of arms to the care of Messieurs Huntington, to be by them sent to New York; an invoice of them is here enclosed.
Whetcomb' s regiment marched the 8th instant, and Phinney' s the 9th, for Ticonderoga.
Last week Mr˙ Glover, the Agent, was in town, and informed me that he could not find the trowsers mentioned in the invoice of the cargo, and which your Excellency wrote for, and says they were not on board, unless they are in some
v1:927of the packages that are forwarded to New York, which he did not open.
I am your Excellency' s obedient, humble servant,
To General Washington.
Received from John Bradford, Esq˙, 27 Firearms, without Bayonets; 10 Cartridge Boxes; 2 Shot Bags; 2 Hair Knapsacks; 71 Canvass Knapsacks; 7 Slings.
NATHL˙ BARBER, Jun.
Boston, August 9, 1776.