To Brigadier General Duportail
Head Quarters [Fredericksburg, N.Y.] Novemr 24th 1778
The estimate you delivered me some time since of the Cannon wanted for the works of West Point, having been, by some accident mislaid, I am to request you will deliver a copy of it to the President of Congress—which you will be pleased to do as speedily as possible.1 I am With great consideration and esteem—Sir Your most Obed. servant.
Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.