From Thomas Billington, 22 July 1799
Philada. 22 July 1799
The Secretary of the War department hath requested me to Apply to you for Patterns of the Coats & Vests for the Cavalry, and as they will be speedily
be wanted the sooner I am furnished with them the more it will Oblige your Most Obedient Humble Servant—
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).