From George Ingersoll, 3 June 1799
Westpoint June 3d 99
The Contractors agent has received instructions from the Contractors, not to Issue the component
⟨—⟩ parts of the Rations as usual, and in consequence of the Generals circular order on the subject. I have to request of the General his order and Opinion, whether it’s understood by the late law; respecting the Rations to be Issued to the troops, that no Whiskey Candles & Vinegar are to be Issued in future. since the first of June I have only received Bread Meat & Soap. and am at a loss respecting the propriety of demanding the complete Ration as I have drawn it hitherto. The Generals order must be my guide, which I beg I may receive on the subject.
I am Sir with great respect your Most Obedt Sevt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).