From John J. U. Rivardi1
Niagara [New York] September 5, 1799. “… I hope Captain Thompson will by the time this letter comes to hand, have had the honor of Seeing you & as I requested him To lay the different wants of this Garrison &a. before you.”2
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. Thompson and H did not meet, but in a letter dated September 23, 1799, which is listed in the appendix to this volume, Thompson wrote from Albany to H stating that he was about to return to Niagara. In this letter he enclosed a document entitled “Memorandums delivered to me by Major Rivardi” (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). This document consists of a list of Rivardi’s requests for supplies and equipment for Fort Niagara.