From Ebenezer Stevens, 19 September 1799
New York Sept. 19. 1799
Agreeable to your request I have the honor of enclosing to you an estimate of Military Stores requisite for a Six months siege Calculating two hundred rounds for each howitzer & three hundred for each Cannon, Which is as Small as possible for So lengthy a time—
I have diverted two eight In. Howitzers from Albany by this days mail—
I am with Consideration Sir Your Mo. Ob. Servt.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; Df, New-York Historical Society, New York City), enclosing "An estimate of Military Stores …" (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, New-York Historical Society, New York City). H’s notes on this letter include the following list: "Powder Horns. Flannel Cartridges. Mussket Cartriges. Grape Shot. Grenades. Cannister Shot" in addition to numbers and calculations.