From Ebenezer Stevens, 8 June 1799
New York 8th June 1799
The Contractor informs me the provissions, under Smiths Contract is not issued out to the Troops, notwithstanding your order to Lieutt Dayton, their Commanding officer at Fort Jay
I will thank you to give directions to Majr Hoops to have it Issued forth, that Majr. Colefax may be charged with it—
I am with great Consideration Sir Yr mst Hble St.
NB There is great Want of the Articles of War for the use of the New Regimts. for the Recruiting Parties—
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H’s directions on the cover read: "Send a Copy to Major Hoops & direct him to cause the provisions to be successively issued—
He If Does he know what reasons prevented the issuing of them by Lt Dayton."