Circular to the Artillery Field Officers1
New York May 15. 1799
I send you for your information the arrangement which has been adopted for the organisation and disposition of the Regt. of Artillerists.2
You will perceive that the batalion which you are to command is to be stationed in
You will do well to apprise without delay the officers who are to compose this batalion of the arrangement—so that such of them who may not at present be with their companies may join them, and that the companies which are not now at their proper destinations may be getting into readiness to proceed thither when the order shall be given for that purpose.
With great consideration I am Sir Your Obed servt
ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, to Constant Freeman, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. H numbered the paragraphs of this letter, and on the back and at the bottom of the letter he wrote specific information which pertained to the individual to whom the circular was to be addressed. In the first and second paragraphs H left the spaces blank in the MS and put brackets around the blank spaces to alert the copyist to where he wished the material to be placed.