To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
New York, October 6, 1799. “… In consequence of your voyage to New Port The Secretary of War lately instructed me to take measures for providing winter Quarters in the vicinity of Harpurs Ferry on the Potowmack for the Eighh Ninth & Tenth Regiments.1 I have instructed Col Parker2 of the Eighth, under the direction of the Commander in Chief who has consented to take charge of the matter,3 to provide ground and make the requisite preparations for the purpose. This I trust will be promptly effected. The Ninth and tenth Regiments will march without delay for their destination. And You may be assured that nothing will be omitted on my part for accomplishing the object with a careful regard to the comfortable accomodation of the troops.…”
ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. James McHenry to H, September 26, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).