From Samuel Lewis, Sr., 22 June 1799
War Department, June 22. 1799.
I am directed by the secy of War to enclose to your care, the within letters, requesting you will be pleased to have them forwarded to the Paymasters—they contain the necessary funds to enable them to make the advances and payments agreeably to your request.
I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obt. Servt.
Samuel Lewis Senr
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover, H wrote a draft of his reply: "Acknowlege Receipt. The letters have been transmitted. I received a few days since two letters to the same purpose from the Secy of War which I understood likewise contained money. I presume there is no mistake."