To Samuel Hodgdon, 9 November 1799
NY. Nr. 9th. 1799
Colonel Hamtramck in his letter of the nineteenth of September, informs me that a quantity of medicine and Hospital stores have been sent for Fort Defiance, and that there is no such post in existence.
He likewise informs me that Eleven Hogsheads of Clothing were received last fall at Detroit which were unaccompanied with an Invoice.
With great considn—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).