Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Adam Hoops, 15 May 1800

To Adam Hoops, 15 May 1800

NY. May 15—1800


Mr. Richards has represented states to me that it is impossible, at this season of the year, to furnish fresh beef to so small a body of ⟨m⟩ troops as those at West Point, without real loss, and requests that veal and mutton may be issued as a substitute. I have given my consent to the arrangement—

Major Hoops

(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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