From Daniel Jackson, 25 June 1799
Watertown June 25th. 1799—
I received your letter of the 5th June & its inclosures—Your Orders I shall strictly comply with also yours of the 14th inst. and in answer to it with its contents I have with pleasure given directions to Capt A. Stoddard, to name the Fort at Portland Sumner the fourth of July next
The Soldiers have received their pay, and I think would have received it sooner had not the muster Roles been misplaced in the War Office in their great hurry of business—
I have given Orders for returns to be made out for what Articles are on hand, and another for what are wanted, which when procured & compleated shall forward on to Colo Stevens—I shall in future apply according to your Orders to the different departments & shall endeavour not to trouble you with any unnecessary communications—In regard of Hospitals & Prisons I will consult Major Tousard on the Subject and will convey you his & my Ideas on the same
General Lincoln has received Orders to erect a Temporary Hospital at Castle William which is now in great forwardness—
(AL, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line in the third paragraph beginning "on to Colo Stevens...."