To Samuel Hodgdon, 2 November 1799
NY. Nor. 2nd. 1799
You will be pleased to send As speedily as possible to the western Country clothing for three full companies of Infantry. Let them be addressed to the order of the Assistant Pay master General Captain Vance. The Companies are in the first, second and third regiments. It is of importance that the Clothing should arrive at Pittsbu⟨rg⟩ this fall.
With great conn
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).