From William Willcocks1
[East Chester, New York] June 12, 1799. “… I take the liberty … to report to you … that … it is probable that in a few days, the Recruiting Service, will be obstructed for the want of Bounty money, independent of all other occasions.…”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Willcocks, a veteran of the American Revolution, was a New York City attorney. In 1794 he was a Federalist member of the New York Assembly. During the Quasi-War with France he was a major in the Twelfth Regiment of Infantry.