To Samuel Hodgdon, 28 September 1799
New York Sepr. 28th. 1799
I send for your information an extract from Col. Parker lett⟨er⟩ of the nineteenth of this month.
“When I enclosed to you returns of the Clothing, arms &c that had been received for my regiment I omitted to mention to you that the knapsacks had no division in them.”
It appears to me to be
very material essential that there should be a division in the knapsacks between the place for provisions, and that for the Clothing.
With great considn I am Sir
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).