The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To John Ingram.

Has his letter of 14 January. Ingram should send monthly returns to Adam Jamison, who was appointed deputy commissary of issues "last summer" by Gen. [Horatio] Gates. The salted provisions cannot be moved "for want of waggons and besides while the Troops can be subsisted upon fresh provisions the salted should be carefully reserved." Mr. Amis must find salt "for his own provision"; if Ingram lends him any, it must be "on the condition of its being immediately replaced."[1] Says: "All that belongs to the Continent will be insufficient for supplying the Army and salting down" the provisions that are being collected "opposite to the mouth of Rocky River." Ingram is to send salt to the magazine there as soon as it arrives from Wilmington.
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    [1.] Thomas Amis was the state superintendent commissary for the Wilmington district of North Carolina. (NCSR, 14: 431)