The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To John Ingram

Sir

I have your letter of the 14th.
General Gates last summer appointed Mr Adam Jamison Deputy Commisary General of issues; and no new appointment has taken place since; You will therefore make your returns to him and they are directed to be made monthly. What you receive, what you issue and what you have on hand. Please to govern yourself accordingly.
It is impossible to move the Salted provisions yet for want of waggons and besides while the Troops can be subsisted upon fresh provisions the salted should be carefully reserved. Mr Amis must provide Salt for the salting his own provision[.] All that belongs to the Continent will be insufficient for supplying the Army and salting down the provison collecting upon this river. The moment the Salt arrives from Wilmington you will apply to the quarter master of the post for waggons and have it forwarded to the banks of Pedee opposite to the mouth of Rocky River. At which place a magazine is forming. If you have lent Mr Amis any salt or should lend any to save the provision from spoiling it must be on condition of its being immediately replaced, as our whole stock is far short of our wants. I am Sir

Your Most obed humble Ser

N Greene

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