I have this moment received the Governor's directions to write you by Colo. Lamb, requesting you will send to this place all the Lead your State can spare, to be forwarded from hence to his Excellency Gen. Washington with the utmost expedition. Let the Lead belonging to the Continent be sent on first.
As the Salvation of our Army depends on an immediate supply of this article, the Govr. begs you will spare no pains in the Execution of this business. The Campaign will certainly open in a short time. I am Dr. Sir,