Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Elijah Paine, 23 November 1799

From Elijah Paine, 23 November 1799

Williamstown, Vermont, November 23. 1799


It was not til the 17th. instant that I had the honor of receiving your letter of the 25th. of September—There must have been some great inattention in the Post office—

I wrote you on the 2nd. of September that Mr. William Lewerett of Windsor had contracted to supply the troops in Vermont with rations &C—On the same day I inclosed the contract to the Secretary of War & apologized to him for not transmitting to you a Copy, not having time to make it out before the Mail was closed, & requested him to direct one of his Clerks to furnish you with a copy—


As there are Subcontractors in various parts of the State I presume Major Bewell has had no difficulty in obtaining supplies—

Early in September I informed the Secretary of War that it would be inconvenient for me to Serve him after the 15th. of the present month—

I am with great consideration, Your Obedt. Servt.

Elijah Paine

Honble. Major General Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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