George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathanael Greene, 9 July 1780

Head Quarters 9th July 1780


In answer to yours of this day, covering the Letter from Colo. Hay, and the Conditions on which the artificers at Fish Kill propose to engage in the Continental Service; I have to request; that you will give Colonel Hay directions to engage them without delay for the expedition at nine shillings and six pence pr day, or nine Shillings if they remain at any Posts above the Forts on the North River; to be paid in Gold or Silver, or other currency agreeable to the real exchange; without having reference to the Article of Wheat, the price of which may be very fluctuating and indeterminate—They will likewise be allowed the same Rations as other Artificers in the public service are entitled to. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt.

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