The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To Robert Gillies

Sir

I have your letter of the 18th and cannot help thinking the conditions you offer the Salt upon is exceeding high: far above what I could have had an Idea of. However I am not acquainted with the state of commerce in this Country and therefore shall not decide in the matter.
At present I am not well inform'd what sums of Money have been drawn for by General Gates upon the State of Maryland and therefore would not choose to give bills without further information; nor can I tell whether it will be in our power to provide the Tobacco until I make further enquiry. As soon as I can satisfy my self in those points I will give some person directions to settle the matter with you upon terms of equallity between you and the public. I am Sir

your humble Ser

N Greene

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