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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
The Papers of General Nathanael Greene,
ed. Dennis Conrad et al.
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999). Full texts of documents calendared in
The Papers of General Nathanael Greene
(Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1994), Vol. 7, pp. 152-289. On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 18 October 2017]