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From Alexander Hamilton to Ebenezer Stevens, 26 September 1799

To Ebenezer Stevens, 26 September 1799

New-York Sept. 26th. 1799


I cannot consent at present to the alteration which you propose in the military Cloathing. As a Supply has been for the most part provided for the present year, and it would create a disagreeable Variety of Colours in the dress of the Soldiers.

With great consideration I am Sir Yr. obedt. Servt.

A. Hamilton

Colonel Stevens

(LS, New-York Historical Society, New York City; Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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