To James Miller, 12 October 1799
Trenton Octor 12. 99
I send for your information an extract from Col Parker’s letter of the sixth of this month.
“Hearing that tools might not be prepared at Harper’s ferry I have ordered such as are absolutely necessary for hutting to be immediately provided at this place.”
I must request that you will immediately take measures to have Col Parker supplied with ⟨such⟩ tools as may be necessary to the establishment of the three regiments in Winter Quarters. To avoid however a double provision it will be proper to direct some one of your agents who may be near Col. Parker to confer with him and ascertain what tools may have been already procured?
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).