From Ebenezer Stevens, 1 May 1799
New York 1 May 1799—
In reply to your note of yesterday I am of opinion there ought to be attached to each Company of Artillerists Four Carpenters Two Blacksmiths One Wheel wright & One Taylor—
I have directed the Commissary to furnish all recruiting parties with Quarters and the means of transportation for them on their removal for which he would be allowed the monies he shall disburse and also a Commission of 2 1/2 pr. on the Same.
I am Sir Yr Mo Ob Servt
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, New-York Historical Society, New York City).