Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Ebenezer Stevens, 18 September 1799

To Ebenezer Stevens, 18 September 1799

New York Sept. 18th. 1799


I am informed by the Secretary of War that there are, at Albany, five eight inch Brass Howitzers; two of them are wanted for a particular purpose which you will cause to be transported to this place without Delay—

With great consideration I am Sir yr. obedt. servant

A Hamilton

P.S. I request as soon as possible an estimate of the ammunition of every kind requisite for a six month seige for the following Artillery—

2 Eight Inch Howitzers } Iron
6 — 24 pounders
6 — 12 pounders
4 —  9 pounders
Genl. Stevens

(LS, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown and H, New-York Historical Society, New York City).

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