Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Lewis Tousard, 22 December 1799

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:

Major Toussard

Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

2H 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.

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