John Mix, Junior, to John Chester70
Newhaven [Connecticut] October 8th 1791.
Doubtless you may remember that I mentioned a word to you at my house with regard to my Supplying the Federal Armey with Buttons from our Factory, and that I wished for your Patronage and Influence in the matter. If Sir it is agreeable to you to mention the matter to the Secretary, I should take it as a favour. We should be able to Furnish at a very reasonable rate, and would Put USA on Each Button or any other figure or Divise that Should be required. I am Sir with Esteam &c &c Yours
John Mix Junr.
Honl John Chester Esq
70. ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.