Simeon DeWitt to Aaron Burr,
Alexander Hamilton, and Ebenezer Stevens1
Albany, June 18, 1798. “Mr. Abraham Bloodgood2 will … exhibit to you a model of a floating battery of his own invention.…”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. DeWitt was surveyor general of New York State. He addressed this letter to H, Burr, and Stevens in their capacity as members of the Military Committee of New York City. See “Call for a Meeting,” June 4, 1798, note 2. See also theintroductory note to H to James McHenry, June 1, 1798.
2. Bloodgood was an Albany merchant.