Letter from Edward Carrington to Horatio Gates
Carrington, Edward, 1749-1810
Volume 14, Pages 696-697
LT. COL. CARRINGTON TO MAJ. GENL. GATES.
Taylor's Ferry, October 14, 1780.
I was honored with yours by Capt. Dellezen. Am much obliged to you for transmitting to me the great News, and do most heartily congratulate you thereon.
The cloathing for the Maryland Troops left this yesterday in Waggons furnished by Colo. Burton, by requisition of the Board of War of No. Carolina. When those arrive which you mention (which I suppose must be to-day) they shall be dispatched immediately, with Arms & about one Hundred loose Shott & Blank
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Cartridges, which are all we have here, except 30 or 40 we reserve for the pieces stationed here. As we brought from the Army none but 6s & 3s, adapted to the pieces we Brought, have no fixed Shott in the State for any other kind, & must do with loose Shott untill our Laboratory can produce some. You will find by a letter of Mine, wrote about a Week ago, that I have instructed Capt. Irish on that head. I hope you have received a letter of Mine dated the 9th instant, inclosing you a Map of the Country hereabouts.
We have Musquet Stores & Bacon here, as well as Salt, which I am sure you want. I wish Waggons could come for them. A letter of yesterday's date will have got to your hands before this.
I have the Honor to be,
With much respect & Esteem,
Yr. Mo. Obt.