From William Simmons, 27 November 1799
Department of War Accountants office November 27th. 1799
I do myself the honor of acknowledging the receipt of your letter dated the 25th. Inst.; and of informing that the proper steps will be taken for charging the persons therein mentioned with the amount of the sales you have directed when it shall have been ascertained
I am with respect Sir Your Mo Obd Servt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, RG 217, Records of the General Accounting Office, Letter Books, Accountant’s Office, Vol. F, May 16, 1799—February 27, 1800, National Archives).