From Jonathan Jackson, 10 May 1799
Supervisor’s Office, Boston May 10th. 1799.
Agreeably to instructions I received from the Secretary of war in his letter to me dated the 2d ulto I have the honor now to enclose to you the copy of a contract for the supply of rations to the troops of the United States who may be stationed, marched or recruited in this State for the residue of the present year.
The contract was completed only this day though dated the 7th. instant.
With great consideration and respect, I am Sir, your obedient Servant,
J Jackson, Supervisor Massachusetts district—
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a contract between Jackson and Joseph Ruggles et al., May 7, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On a separate sheet H wrote a draft of his reply: "Acknowlege Rect. Inform Col Rice & Hunewell who are the contractors & desire each of them to take arrangements with them for the supply of the troops at the General recruiting rendezvouses—"