To Ebenezer Stevens, 30 April 1799
New York April 30 1799
According to the present establishment, each Company of Artillerists is to include Eight Artificers. You will oblige me by your opinion as to what particular trades should be included and in what proportion. I request to hear from you tomorrow.
With esteem & regard Yr. Obed Serv
(ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). In the left margin of the ALS, the number "8" is written beside the line in the first paragraph beginning, "Artillerists is to include Eight..."