Has collected the "Quantity of provisions" that NG ordered, but had "Scarce Salt Enough to pack the beef & Some pork away"; fears that unless he gets a supply, the meat will be "much damaged if not Lost." Asks for an order to the "Superintendant" at Cross Creek for eight or ten bushels.[2
] NG's reply has not been found. Matthew Ramsey, the Continental commissary at Cross Creek, had told NG in a letter of 29 January
(PGNG, 7: 216
), that he was planning to provide the county commissioners with salt.