Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James Read, 29 July 1799

To James Read, 29 July 1799

N. York July 29th. 1799


I have heretofore directed that the Troops at Fort Jay might encamp as soon as tents could be furnished: General Stevens tells me he is now prepared with tents you will cause a return to be made to him for the requisite number and when obtained you will have the Troops encamped. This will finally conduce to their health.

With consideration I am Sir

Capt. Reed Comdg. at Fort Jay in the absence of Major Hoops

(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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