From Alexander Richards, 6 July 1799
New york July 6th. 1799—
Yours of yesterday inclosing an Order of the 15th. of June I have received, and shall comply with the directions therein contained relying on the justice of the Government for indemnification for the difference in expense that must unavoidably result to the Contractor.
The papers accompanying the Order I herewith return to you—And am sir with Consideration & Respect your most obedt. Humbl. servt—
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).