To Samuel Hodgdon, 11 April 1800
NY. April 11—1800
A recruiting party was, some time since, established
under at Salisbury in N Carolina under the direction of Captain Bird
It appears from
the representations that have been made to me that this party is to destitute of the service has not proceeded from the want of Clothing. You will therefore have a sufficient quantity forwarded for a complete company—This is to be in addition to the Clothing for four companies sent to Captain Brock—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).