To Ebenezer Stevens, 27 August 1799
New York August 27. 1799—
I have to request that you will provide
⟨—⟩ horses for Major Hoops and Captain Stille who are about to leave this place for Niagara. You will likewise be pleased likewise to advance fifty dollars to Capn. Stille and seventy five to Major Hoops to defray the expences of the journey—
With great consn I am, Sir &c: &c:
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, New-York Historical Society, New York City).