To Samuel Hodgdon, 19 November 1799
NY. Nor. 19th. 99
Lt. Fergus of the Artillery is at Wilmington in North Carolina, and has under his command twenty six non Commissioned Officers and privates.
They are in great want of Clothing, and I request that you will immediately take
the necessar measures for having them supplied—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).