To David Ross
In Council March 17th 1781
I have laid before the General Assembly your proposition for giving the State a privilege of exporting and importing in all private vessels to a certain Extent. The Quartermaster for the State is bound to convey any Stores you may provide to any place you direct. I inclose you an order on the State Commissary for all Hides which now are or may hereafter be in his Possession. As to those in possession of the Continental Commissary, I have no Doubt he will deliver them to you chearfully on your crediting the Continent for their value. Should he have any hesitations we will recommend it to him.