From Jonathan Rhea, 8 April 1799
Trenton, April 8, 1799
The Secretary of war hath instructed me to forward to you copies of all contracts I may make for supplies—the inclosed are for the only two posts fully compleated, I have also agreed on terms for the posts of Elizabeth Town & Hackensack, and this day shall go to Burlington for the purpose of making a contract there; I have written to the Secretary, that after this day, a Contractor will be found at every specifyed post in New Jersey, except Woodbury, there I cannot (from unavoidable engagements) go untill next saturday, which I hope will be in time to meet any troops or recruits in that quarter—
I have the honor to be with the most sincere respect Your Obdt. Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a contract with John Bray, April 6, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).