Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Samuel Hodgdon, 13 May 1799

To Samuel Hodgdon, 13 May 1799

New York May 13th 1799


Inclosed is a return of Articles of Cloathing wanted at Fort Wolcott for immediate use. I request that they may be forwarded without delay, and that You will inform me accordingly—

It is desirable that the companies which will be stationed at the several garrisons should be provided with tents for summer use. This will conduce to habits necessary in the field and to the health of the Soldiery. I request that there may also be forwarded a number of Common and horsemens Tents, according to the usual allowance, sufficient for the companies and to the several stations mention’d at foot. An urgent request has come from Major Toussard at New York

But in transmitting this Supply you will bear in mind that tents ought to be furnished without delay for the Regiments about to be raised. You will therefore mention this requisition to the Secy. of War, and arrange this matter according to prospect of supply—

With great consideration &c

Saml. Hodgson Esqr.
Superintendant of military Stores—
Boston one Company
New York & West point three Companies
New Port two Companies
⟨Fo⟩rt Mifflin two Companies
Baltimore one Company
Norfolk two Do.
Cape fear River One Do.
Charlestown two Do.
Savanna One Do.
Mouth of St. Mary’s One Do.

(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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