From Alexander Richards, 1 May 1799
New york May 1st. 1799
Inclosed you will receive a Copy of the Agreement between the United States and the Contractor for this State—you will observe the Public
the to furnish Stores wherein to deposit the Provision—if therefore I am at any expense in procuring store-rooms for provision at any of the posts where magazines may be Ordered, I shall expect to be reimbursed all such charges by the Government.
I am sir with Respect your most obt. servt.
for the Contractor
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Army supply contract of William Colfax and Abraham Van Bushvik, Jr., December 28, 1798 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).