To John J. U. Rivardi, 2 July 1799
N. York July 2d ’99
Your letter of the 12th. of June is recd., & the contents duly noticed.
With great consideration &c.
P.S. In reply to some observations of mine to the Secy. of War on a passage in one of yr. letters which States that “not one of the Hogsheads contained the Articles mentioned in the invoice,” he writes me as per the inclosed extract. I had inferred that there had been some material mismanagement in the transmission of the Articles which would now appear not to have been the Case—
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).