Circular to the Commandants of Regiments
to Lt Col Comr
New York June 18. 1799
Intimations have been in some instances given that more bounty money will quickly be wanted.1 The Secy of War will naturally expect that an application of this sort should be accompanied with some view of the progress of the recruiting. I am aware that it requires a little time to get into the train of exact returns—but it is necessary to require the transmission of information more or less correct and a summary of it must be communicated to me.2
The form of a monthly return will soon be transmitted & then it will be expected that it will be regularly made.
With great consideration I am Sir Yr Obed ser.
ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, to Aaron Ogden, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey.
1. See Timothy Taylor to H, June 12, 1799; William S. Smith to H, June 12, 1799; William Willcocks to H, June 12, 1799; Thomas Parker to H, June 14, 1799. See also H to James McHenry, June 14, 17, 1799; McHenry to H, second letter of June 15, 1799.