From Ebenezer Stevens1
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.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. William Willcocks, a major in the Twelfth Regiment of Infantry, served until June 14, 1800, when he was discharged from the Additional Army.
3. Aaron Ogden.