Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from David Strong, 22 August 1799

From David Strong, 22 August 1799

D’Etroit 22d August 1799.


I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of yours under date of 21. of June.

The Powder ordered for this Post has not arrived but look for it daily, and I hope with you that other objects of Supply will be Spedily attended to.

The ferment supposed to have existed in the minds of the Indians I believe has in a great measure subsided, perhaps owing more to the approaching delivery of their annual presents than any other cause.

I enclose you the Returns of this Post for July 1799.

I am Sir with regard, Your obedient Servant

D. Strong, Lt. Colo.

Comdt. 2d. Rgt.

Alexr. Hamilton Esqr. Major & Inspector General of the Armies of the United States

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). An endorsement on the cover reads: “⟨Filed⟩.”

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