To Lewis Tousard
Philadelphia, Decr: 22. 1799
Agreeable to suggestions heretofore made1 I request that you will forthwith commence in conjunction with Major Hoops2 the preparation of a system of Regulations for the exercise of Artillery and for the police & service of the Corps of Artillerists in Camp Quarters and Garrisons. I forbear to enter into a particular detail of the course to be pursued relying upon the indications of the Subject and the knowledge and experience of the Gentlemen charged with it.
with true consideration I am Sir Your obed servt:
Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. H had asked several other officers to draw up rules for various branches of the Army. See H to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, December 2, 1799; H to Aaron Ogden, December 3, 1799; H to William North, December 4, 1799.