The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Brice, Walker, & Craike.

NG appreciates the offer of salt in their letter of 11 January. He assumes the public contractors will want a supply but is "too little acquainted" with the matter to "enter into any engagement." Wishes to encourage "trade and commerce which has been very imprudently cramped" and "not a little persecuted in this State," but he cannot "gran[t] protections to Waggons in the present critical situation of public affairs."[1] Hopes, however, that the "Army will have occasion to impress few in future as many are coming from the Northward."[2]
Autograph draft signed (MiU-C) 2 pp.
    [1.] The request for NG's "protections" is in Brice, Walker, & Craike's letter of 11 January (PGNG, 7: 95).
    [2.] For more on the wagons coming to the army from the "Northward," see Pickering to NG, 3 February (PGNG, 7: 248-249).