To Ebenezer Stevens, 19 April 1799
Philadelphia April 19. 1799
I sometime since desired Major Hoops to take an arrangement with you for mustering the troops under his command. But a few days before I left New York, I understood from Lt Dayton that the Muster had not taken place. If not done I request that it may be immediately done. Before I leave this place I shall arrange definitively with the Secy of War the affair of your compensation.
With great esteem I am Sir Yr. Obedient Servt
PS I beg you immediately to send the letter herewith to the Commanding officer at Fort Jay. The subject requires that it should not be delayed—
(ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).