From Samuel Hodgdon, 16 September 1799
Philadelphia 16th September 1799
Your highly esteemed favour of the 13th instant came to hand this Morning—I shall inquire at the War Office for the Cavalry Coat sent there as a pattern, and shall endeavour to have the Clothing for that Corps compleated immediately—Enclosed you have a return of the articles furnished the twelve additional Regiments as they stand on my Books to the 13 instant—I am in hopes they will be compleatly supplied very soon—of this I shall keep you advised weekly agreeably to your wishes repeatedly expressed—
With respect and esteem I am sir, Your Most Obedient servant
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, dated September 17, 1799, RG 94, Post-Revolutionary War Records, Letters of Samuel Hodgdon, National Archives; LC, dated September 17, 1799, RG 92, Letter Book of Samuel Hodgdon, August 27, 1799—October 22, 1800, National Archives), enclosing a return of clothing (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). In the left margin of the ALS, there is an "X" mark between the line beginning "a return of the articles furnished..." and the line beginning "Regiments as they stand on my Books...."