To Josias Carvel Hall, 2 July 1799
N. York July 2d. 1799—
I have just received through the Secy. of War returns from Majors Beall & Hopkins to the 12th. & 15th. of June. This channel of conveyance is doubly irregular, as the Secy. of War is made the Organ, & as you are not. You will inform the Gentlemen that their Returns are to be made to you—and of Course you will make your returns to me
With great consideration &c
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).