Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Samuel Hodgdon, 23 September 1794

To Samuel Hodgdon

War Department
Sep 23. 1794


You will furnish the Pensylvania Militia with the additional supply of arms & accoutrements which you mention have been called for.

You will forward to the Virginia Militia swords, pistols & other horsemens equipments1 saddles excepted sufficient with those already sent to complete the detachment of horse called for.

I am uneasy at the delay which has attended the forwarding of the articles destined for that quarter. Let the Blankets & shoes be carried as far as three thousand of each—and let a due quantity of the smaller articles bowls & pails go forward. In short let a full supply of all necessary articles of Camp Equipage be completed as fast as possible. I hope the complement of arms heretofore mentioned has been expedited. If any further delay attends the sending on the articles destined for the South we shall be too late.

With consideration & esteem I am   Sir   Your obed servant

Alex Hamilton

P. I send you a return transmitted me by Governor Lee2 of the articles at New London3 that you may compare with your information.

Samuel Hodgsdon Esq4

ALS, The Sol Feinstone Collection, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.

2Governor Henry Lee of Virginia, commander in chief of the militia army assembled to march against the insurgents in western Pennsylvania.

4This letter is endorsed: “stores to be forwarded to Cumberland.”

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