To Jonathan Dayton1
New York March 18th. 1799
The enclosed letter to Major Ford2 directs him to take the command of some detachments of Artillerists which have been ordered to march as auxiliaries to the Volunteers under Mc:Pherson destined against the Northampton Insurgents.
Do me the favor also to inform me confidentially what is Ford’s character as an Officer and as to political principle.
Copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.