From Ebenezer Stevens1
New York, April 4, 1799. “I have made out Mr Mangin acct of what I think he ought to be paid for his services2 & I wish you to examine it, & if you approve of the Same, you will give me an order to pay him.… I have not made the price, it is what the military Committee3 agreed to give him.”
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. For background to this letter, see Joseph F. Mangin to the Military Committee of New York City, June 18, 1798; Mangin to H, August 7, 1798, January 11, 1799; Stevens to H, November 29, 1798, February 28, 1799. See also the introductory note to H to James McHenry, June 1, 1798.
2. Mangin’s account reads:
|To Joseph F Mangin Dr:|
|Novr. 15||For services rendered as Engineer from the 18th June last to this Day is 150 days at 5 Dollars pr. Day||$750.|
|Ebenezer Stevens Esqr. Agent for the War department of the United States|
|To Joseph F. Mangin Dr:|
|Augst. 10||For services rendered as Engineer employed in conjunction with Messrs Hill & fleming from the 18 June last 53 days @ 2 dollars pr. Day||$106.|
|Jany 1||For services as Engineer directing the Completion of the fortifications and Buildings erected in Fort Jay from the 15 Novemr to this day 46 days @ 5 dollrs pr Day||230.|
(D, in the handwriting of Ebenezer Stevens, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).