From William S. Smith
East Chester [New York] June 12, 1799. “I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 5th inst.…1 we have neither tents nor the necessary Camp utensils. I will however endeavour to help them over these inconveniences, untill by your communications to the War office, the necessary supplies may be forwarded—each Company will at present require 4 good axes & 4 spades, and the earliest attention should be paid to the forwarding, the pelluses allowed—a further supply of Cloathing is necessary, and more money for the recruiting service.…”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Letter not found.