Camp 28th April 1783
In January 1780 in Conformity to your Excellencys Order, I Imployed the Onida Indians to make and deliver at Fort Schuyler two hundred & fifty pair of Snow Shoes, for the payment whereof I Referred them with my order to the Quarter Master, who for the want of Cash has Left the Affair Unsettled, in Consequence of Which the Indians have made frequent Applications to me and Still do presist in my paying for the Same. as I have Imployed them and they not having any other Idea but of Obtaining Recompence through me, it is probable that I may be much perplexed by them. and as I Shall hereafter have Occasion to Travel through their Contery. I am Apprehensive that they will prove Troublesome to me Unless they are Sattisfied for their woork.
I Could therefore wish that your Excellency would be pleased to Order Some mode by Which they may be Recompenced for their demands. I am Your Excellency most Obedient Humbe servt
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