From Elias B. Dayton, 20 February 1800
Elizabeth Town 20th. Febry. 1800
I have been honored with your letter of the 18th. Instant.
In compliance with instructions given me by Colo. Smith, I had, about eight days since, contracted for three hundred Cords of Wood to be delivered at the Cantonment at three & a quarter dollars pr. Cord. I also received proposals for the furnishing of wood standing & upon laying the whole before Colo. Smith, the plan adopted was thought most advisable
I am sir, with great respect Your very humbe. servt.
E. B. Dayton
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).