Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Ephraim Blaine, 11 October 1794

To Ephraim Blaine

Carlisle [Pennsylvania] October 11


There are in the store at this place under the care of Capt Gamble1 or Mr. Parker2 sundry Quarter Master’s articles as Campkettles Knapsacks Canteens &c. which you will please to take under your direction and leaving a small supply here for accidental calls (the most of the troops being now up) You will cause the Residue to be forwarded to Bedford without delay. The same must be done with any of the like articles which may hereafter arrive. They will probably come addressed to Mr. Parker who is directed to report to You or Your Agent—But for fear of neglect it will be well for daily inquiries to be made of Mr. Parker.

I am with great esteem   Sir   Your obed ser

A Hamilton

I hope for all possible dispatch in hastening forward the supply.

Col E Blaine

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1James Gamble. See H to Blaine, October 9, 1794.

2Richard Parker, keeper of public stores at Carlisle, was an agent for Samuel Hodgdon. See H to Hodgdon, September 14, 1794, and H to Henry Miller, September 15, 1794.

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