The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To Brice, Walker & Craike

Gentlemen

Your favor of the 11th is before me. I am much obliged to you for the offer you make to the public of the Salt you expect. Doubtless the public contractors will want a supply; but as that is a matter I am too little acquainted with to decide upon I cannot enter into any engagement.
I should wish to give every encouragement in my power to trade and commerce which has been very imprudently cramped; and I believe not a little persecuted in this State; but to gran[t] protections to Waggons in the present critical situation of public affairs cannot be agreed to. However I am in hopes the Army will have occasion to impress few in future as many are coming from the Northward to its relief. I am Gentlemen

Your Most Obedt humble Ser

N Greene

Autograph draft signed (MiU-C) 2pp.