From Ebenezer Stevens, 5 February 1800
New York 5 Feby 1800
The owners of the Buildings occupied by Government, has called on me to know if I wish to Rent them again for the accommodation of the officers, the ensuing season as they are dispos’d to Rent them, not having any particular directions to engage the same I Requested they would suspend the hiring of them till I could hear your opinion on the business—And have to Request that you would on Receipt of this, favor me with a line respecting what is best to be done therein & your directions shall meet due attention—
I Sincerely hope you will make arrangements, in order that the mechanics Bills Render’d against this State for mountg Artilly &c: may meet a speedy Settlement—
I am Sir with Respect Y’r Hble. St.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, New-York Historical Society, New York City). There is an "X" mark in the left margin on the first page just below the line beginning "of them till I could hear...."