To Ebenezer Stevens, 26 September 1799
New-York Sept. 26th. 1799
I cannot consent at present to the alteration which you propose in the military Cloathing. As a Supply has been for the most part provided for the present year, and it would create a disagreeable Variety of Colours in the dress of the Soldiers.
With great consideration I am Sir Yr. obedt. Servt.
(LS, New-York Historical Society, New York City; Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).