To Henry Glen, 2 October 1799
New York October 2nd. 1799
Major Rivardi has written to me respecting a boat for the use of the garrison of Niagara; And I have to request that you will provide one and deliver it to Captain Thompson. You will be careful that the boat be provided at as
small an expence cheap a rate as possible, and that no view of accommodating particular offices shall render it larger or more expensive than the public service may require.
With constn I am Sr—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).