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To Alexander Hamilton from Ebenezer Stevens, 19 September 1799

From Ebenezer Stevens, 19 September 1799

New York Sept. 19. 1799

Sir

Agreeable to your request I have the honor of enclosing to you an estimate of Military Stores requisite for a Six months siege Calculating two hundred rounds for each howitzer & three hundred for each Cannon, Which is as Small as possible for So lengthy a time—

I have diverted two eight In. Howitzers from Albany by this days mail—

I am with Consideration Sir Your Mo. Ob. Servt.

Ebenr Stevens.

Maj. Gen. Hamilton.

(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; Df, New-York Historical Society, New York City), enclosing "An estimate of Military Stores …" (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, New-York Historical Society, New York City). H’s notes on this letter include the following list: "Powder Horns. Flannel Cartridges. Mussket Cartriges. Grape Shot. Grenades. Cannister Shot" in addition to numbers and calculations.

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