To Staats Morris, 8 November 1799
NY. Nov. 8th. 1799
I have received your letter of the second instant. The arrangment with respect to fuel which was transmitted to you by Major Hoops was only provisory—
It has not yet been confirmed, and the
⟨old⟩ antecedent regulations will govern till further orders. I have written to the Ast Qur Mr. Genl concerning the deficiency of fuel of which you complain and given him the necessary directions.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).