From Ebenezer Stevens, 2 October 1799
October 2, 1799
In your next letter to the Secretary of War I wish you to enquire of him whether there is a Sufficiency of woolen Overralls for the troops who are entitled to them this fall and if any are expected to be made by me—It is really necessary I should have this information soon and may prevent me from having to state to you that White Cloth is not to be had here
with perfect Consideration I remain Yr Ob Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).