Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Archibald Crary, 21 May 1799

From Archibald Crary, 21 May 1799

Hon. Majr. Genl. Hamilton

Newport May 21st. 1799


Agreeable to directions from the Secretary of the war Department I herewith enclose a duplicate of a contract with Mr. John L Boss of this Town for the supply of rations of provisions that may be required in this State and am very happy that I have been able to effect it at so low ⟨a pr⟩

Your obet. very humb Servt.

Ar Crary

(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a contract between John L. Boss and James McHenry, May 21, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover of the letter from Archibald Crary, H wrote a draft of his reply: "Mr Brown will write a line acknowleging the receipt of this letter & will note the name of the Contractor—" Below this is written in Ethan Brown’s hand: "Acknowledged May 27th." Letter not found.

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