To Ephraim Blaine1
Carlisle [Pennsylvania] October 9. 1794
You have herewith a letter of credit upon Mr. Dallas for three or four thousand Dollars.2 Of these you will advance to the Governor of New Jersey two thousand Dollars for which you will take his receipt.3 The residue will be for your use, except what may be necessary to pay for about Twenty dozen pair of Stockings which Mr. Gamble4 has been directed to procure & for which he will give orders upon you.
With consideration & esteem I am Sir Your obedt Servant
Col. E Blaine
ALS, Ephraim Blaine Papers, Library of Congress; ADf, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford
3. Blaine’s account with the United States for his services during the Whiskey Insurrection, which contains this transaction with Richard Howell, may be found in RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 11475, National Archives.
4. James Gamble of Pennsylvania had been deputy commissioner of military stores during the American Revolution. On June 2, 1794, he had been appointed a captain in the United States corps of artillerists and engineers.