To Ebenezer Stevens, 28 August 1799
New york August 28. 1799
Major Hoops and Captain Stille will have occasion for four horses on their journey to Niagara. You will therefore be pleased to provide them with that number—
With great consideration I am, Sir yr. obt ser.
(LS, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, New-York Historical Society, New York City; Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).