From John J. U. Rivardi
Niagara [New York] June 27, 1799. Encloses “a Map of river Miami, also a plan of The Fort of the Same Name.”1 States: “My health is I hope perfectly restored & as the fever has left me I trust soon to recover my usual Strength.”2 States that he is willing to remain at Niagara throughout the winter. Maintains that “a public Vessel on this lake … would I am Sure prove œconomical in the end.”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.