To Nathan Rice
Head Quarters Oxford [Massachusetts]
June 12th 1800
The Hutts and any other articles of public property that may remain here together with such of the sick as are too ill to be removed will, when your command expires, be under the charge of the senior officer of the U States who may be on the ground. This Officer is at present Captain Stoddard1 who will continue to be so untill the arrival of Major Bewell.2
You will endeavor to engage some one of the medical gentlemen to remain with the sick untill provision can be made by the War Department. This will be under the idea of receiving for his services during the time he shall remain such compensation as he has heretofore received.
Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. H to Amos Stoddard, June 12, 1800 (listed in the appendix to this volume).