From David Strong, 22 August 1799
D’Etroit 22d August 1799.
I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of yours under date of 21. of June.
The Powder ordered for this Post has not arrived but look for it daily, and I hope with you that other objects of Supply will be Spedily attended to.
The ferment supposed to have existed in the minds of the Indians I believe has in a great measure subsided, perhaps owing more to the approaching delivery of their annual presents than any other cause.
I enclose you the Returns of this Post for July 1799.
I am Sir with regard, Your obedient Servant
D. Strong, Lt. Colo.
Comdt. 2d. Rgt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). An endorsement on the cover reads: “⟨Filed⟩.”