To James Miller, 8 November 1799
NY. Nor. 8th. 1799
Captain Staats Morris informs me that he has applied
to the Contractor for a supply of fuel for his garrison, and but that the Contractor, from the want of money, has been unable to furnish it.
I request that you will take immediate measures for supplying this deficiency—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).