To Ebenezer Stevens, 5 June 1799
New York June 5. 1799
I send you returns of the 1 of May 1799 to be disposed of according to your general instruction
I observe a considrable deficiency of some articles particularly powder. Before you transmit the returns you will examine them particularly and report to me a statement of such articles as you are of opinion ought to be forwarded. The Garrison may be considered as consisting of Two hundred & fifty rank & file with a proportion of Officers.
With consideratn I am Sir Yr. Obed Sr
(ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, New-York Historical Society, New York City).