Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Ebenezer Stevens, 14 July 1800

From Ebenezer Stevens1

Major Genl. A. Hamilton

New York 14 July 1800


By your order I furnish Majr Wilcocks,2 of the late 12 Regt Infty. with a Horsemans Tent, for his use, and took his receipt therefor. This tent has not been return’d to the Depty Qt Master Genl.3 which is contrary to Genl Orders. I have seen the Major & he refuses to deliver it up, to me, by alledging that Government owes him, and further observ’d I might Sue him for it.

I do not wish to commence this operation but as Agent I conceive it my duty to inform you of the business—in hopes that your interference will have the desired effect, in his complying with the Genl orders.

I am   sir   with great Consideratn   Your Hble St.

Eben Stevens.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1This letter was incorrectly addressed to H as inspector general of the Army, a position he no longer held. See H to Stevens, July 1, 1800, note 3.

2William Willcocks, a major in the Twelfth Regiment of Infantry, served until June 14, 1800, when he was discharged from the Additional Army.

3Aaron Ogden.

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