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Letter from John Ingram to Horatio Gates
Ingram, John
October 02, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 662-663

COMMISSARY JOHN INGRAM TO MAJ. GENL. GATES.

Cross Creek, 2d October, 1780.

Sir:

In Consequence of an Order from Mr. Penn, directed to Mr. Fletcher, the Commissary of Purchases for this Place, I have loaded three Wagons with Salt out of the Continental Store. As Mr. Penn is a State Officer, I was at a very great loss to know how far I should obey him or any other State Officer. I act here

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as Issuing Commissary by a Commission from the Deputy Comy. Genl. of Issues for this Department. I would, therefore, take it as a very particular Favour if your Excellency would give me such Orders as you please respecting the Stores I now have (which is chiefly Salt) or any I may hereafter receive.

I have the honour to be your Excellency's
Most obedt. & very humble Servt.,
JOHN INGRAM.