From Thomas Parker, 19 September 1799
⟨—⟩ September the 19th. 1799
when I Inclosed you Returns of the Cloathing Arms &c. that had been Received for my Regiment I omited to mention to you that the Knapsacks had no division in them
whether It woud be adveisable to have the Soldiers Cloathing so nearly Connected With their Provisions I will leave you to determine
If you Shoud think proper to order Divisions to be made Be pleased to empower me to have it done
with the highest Respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Obdt Servant
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). In the left margin, there is a large bracket around the first paragraph, an "X" mark beside the line in the first paragraph beginning "had no division in them...", and an "X" mark beside the line in the third paragraph beginning "Divisions to be made Be pleased...."