Head Quarters 21st June 1782
The thousand Barrels of salted provisions which the Contract obliges you to furnish, I concive to be intended for the contingent purposes of the Army, dependg on particular Operations, and not for immediate stores—previous therefore to replying to your Qustion respectg the places of Deposit, I will be glad to know, whether the Contractor for the movg Army, mean to supply any Quantity of salted provisions for immediate Issue, or occasional Expenditures—for the latter, should it be your Intention, I have no hesitation to give you an instant reply—and upon a resolution of that point, I shall be enabled better to determine the former. I am Sir Your most Obed. Servt
NN: Emmet Collection.