The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From Captain Matthew Ramsey,

The "Commissionars" have asked Ramsey to give them salt; they say the provisions they have collected "will enavitabley be Spoil'd" unless a supply is provided.[1] Ramsey applied to [John] Ingram, but he will not release any salt without NG's orders. If NG approves, Ramsey will send enough salt to each post to "Sav" the provisions.[2] Adds that more pork has been collected at Ramsey's Mill than expected. The bearer is to serve as the express rider at "Sealins."[3]
Autograph letter signed (MiU-C) 1 p.
    [1.] For an example of such a request, see John Ramsey to NG, 30 January (PGNG, 7: 223).
    [2.] NG's reply has not been found.
    [3.] NG had requested that an express be stationed at William Seal's plantation in his letter to Ramsey of 19 January (PGNG, 7: 147-148).