Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Fergus, 21 July 1799

From John Fergus, 21 July 1799

Fort Johnston July 21st. 1799—


At the time of Inlisting my musicians I had no Cloathing Sent on by the Secretary of War, & I was obliged to purchas them Cloathings out of my own pocket. and the last of next month the Cloathing Will become due to them I Will thank you to Send them Some, as Soon as possible. at Same time I must inform that they have not recd any Woollen Overalls from the United States. I Will thank you if possible to Send me a drum & fife. Mr. McHenry promised to Send a drum & fife &c. in the month of novr. last.

I Have the Honor to be Sir Your Obt. Hble. Servt.

J: Fergus Lt.

2d R. A&E

Majr. Gl. Hamilton. 2d R. A:&E: New York

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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