To Samuel Hodgdon, 30 August 1799
New York August 30. 1799.
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I have received your letter of the twenty sixth instt.
You can inform the Contractor that the new Artillery coats may be made in the same way with the coat
that which is now heretofore worn. Yellow buttons will be substituted in the place of white which was directed by the new arrangement.
A model of the Cavalry coats will be furnished shortly—I have heretofore expressed to you my desire to receive Returns of the Cloathing & other articles issued from time to time.
would be extremely useful to me, and I would thank you to furnish me with them in future. This has not been the case. The information is a necessary guide to me.
With great consideran. &c: &c:
(Df, in the handwriting of H and Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).