To Samuel Hodgdon, 18 March 1800
New York March 18th. 1800.
I have just received a Copy of a letter from Colonel Hamtramck to General Wilkinson, containing the enclosed paragraph.
Col: Stevens is, at present, absent from this City, but, I presume, he has communicated the matter to you. I would thank you to inform me whether this has been done, and what measures have been taken in the case.
It is very unpleasant that execution of requisitions of this kind should be long delayed.
With great consideration I am Sir Yr. obt Servant
(LS, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Chicago Historical Society; Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).