NG directs Ingram to deliver provisions worth a total of $8,675 in Continental money to William Ramsey and William Covington as "payment for their services in building boats at the Cheraws."[1
] Lack of money obliges NG to "adopt this mode." A postscript lists eight men whom Col. [Thomas] Wade is to pay with provisions worth a total of $11,366 Continental.[2
] At an exchange rate of seventy-five Continental dollars for one specie dollar mentioned by Thomas Jefferson in his letter to NG of 10 February (PGNG, 7: 273-274
), Ramsey and Covington would have received provisions worth roughly £115 in specie, while the other men would have shared £151 worth of provisions.