To Ebenezer Stevens, 29 October 1799
New york Octor 29th 1799
You will be pleased to provide, as soon as possible, for the use of the corps of Artillerists under the command of General Wilkinson, the following instruments.
A Theodolite, a sextant, a circumferenter with a chain, and three Setts of packetts instruments—
With great consideration I am, Sir yr. obedt. servt.
(LS, New-York Historical Society, New York City; Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). An endorsement on the cover of the LS reads: "Recd. to be attendd. to."