From Lewis Tousard, 6 May 1799
Newport May 6th 1799
Inclosed I have the honor of Sending to you a return of Clothing which are absolutely wanted to this garrison—and which I request you would order from the ⟨Stores⟩ to be Sent.
Mr. Wilson going to Philadelphia I would request you to authorize him to attend to the forwarding of those clothing and also of the tents which you promised to have Sent, and which will Soon be of an unindispensable necessity—
With great respect I have the honor to be Dr Sir Your most obedt & very hble Servt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "Acknowlege receipt of Letters of May 3 & 6th. & inform him that I have written to Superintendent to forward the Cloathing & Tents—"