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Letter from Edward Carrington to Horatio Gates
Carrington, Edward, 1749-1810
November 06, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 726-727


Taylor's Ferry, Nov. 6, 1780.

Dr. General:

Six of the Waggons impressed by Lamb Arrived here last night with provisions & Spirits. I have ordered them to proceed immediately to Hilsborough with the same loads, except two.

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Those two, added to three more from this post, I have loaded with the following articles, to be delivered at Hilsborough also, viz.: 11 Boxes containing 292 Musquets, Bayonets & Slings, 559 Cartridge Boxes, & 6 Boxes of Flints, which I have directed to be delivered to Major Mazaret, subject to your orders. Those things were sent forwards by Genl. Muhlenburg for equipping those New Levies that come on without equipment. I have also forwarded by those Waggons 299 pair of Shoes for Buford's Regimt., also a Box of Artificer's Tools, with which Major Mazaret may in some measure re-enstate his Artificers. There is at this post upwards of Sixty thousand Cartridges, which it would be best to send covered Waggons for.

I have the Honor to be,
With much respect,
Yr. Mo. Obt.