Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Gale, 28 September 1794

To George Gale

Treasury Department
Septr. 28th. 1794


Your two letters of the 25th. are before me.1

It will be agreeable to me that you have made and forwarded to Fort Cumberland as many Jacketts and Trowsers as you will be able to get there by the 15th. of October; sending them forward as fast as they are ready. The Jacketts ought to be made of some of the Stuffs of which sailors Jacketts are usually made, and like them without Skirts, but of sufficient length of Body to protect well the Bowells. The Trowsers or rather overalls ought also to be of some strong coarse cheap Woolen Stuff. It will be well to know here early what you think you can accomplish in this particular.

Let them be sent forward addressed to the order of Genl Miller acting Quarter Master General.2 Inform General Smith3 of this order.

With great Consideration & esteem   I am Sir   Your Obt. Servt.


P.S. Being about to leave Town for the Westward4 you will address your future communications respecting the Military supplies to Tench Coxe Esqr.5

George Gale Esqr.

Copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1Letters not found.

2Henry Miller. See H to Miller, September 15, 1794.

3Samuel Smith, commander of the Maryland militia.

5On September 30, 1794, Tench Coxe wrote to Samuel Hodgdon: “I received this day after the departure of the Secy of the Treasy. a letter desiring me to attend to the forwarding of supplies for the militia army …” (LC, RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives).

H’s letter to Coxe has not been found.

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