To Ebenezer Stevens, 18 February 1800
New-York Feby. 18th. 1800
Your letter of the 5th. instant has been received—
It is my wish that the houses at present occupied as Offices, and Quarters for the Officers attached to me, and to the Adjutant and D. Paymaster Generals be retained for the ensuing year—you will take measures accordingly—
With great consideration I am Sir yr. ob Servt.
(LS, New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). At the bottom of the LS a note reads: "complied with." A note on the cover of the LS reads: "to be opened by the person who acts for him in his absence."