JOHN CARSON TO PRES. REED, 1779.
Carlisle, Sept’ 4th, 1779.
I received your favour of the 21st, by Mr. Thompson. The articles he procured for the rangers are likewise Arrived at this
place, Viz 4 . Knapsacks, hunting shirts shott pouches, powder horns, & Tomahawks.
I know not the number of each as I have not yet received them from the quarter Master. I had furnish’d the Troops with the greatest part of the forementioned articles before Mr. Thompson left this place to go to Philadelphia -, (The Tomahawks Excepted) however they may or part of them be wanted, if they should I shall distribute them to the Troops agreeable to your directions. I shall use all the industry I can to provide Blankets for the men, but despair of meeting with success, as I fear they are not to be had here.
I am with respect
your Excellencys & Councils
Friend & Ob 4 Servant,