To George Ingersoll, 16 September 1799
New York Sept. 16th. 1799
In the absence of Major Brooks I address myself to you on the subject of your letter to him of the 4th. Instant
The regulation for allowance of fuel which was transmitted is not finally adopted, but still under consideration, and will receive such alterations as may be deemed necessary, in the mean time the old regulation is to continue, and be your guide until ordered to conform to a new one.
You will still continue to address yourself to Major Brooks on subjects relative to your Duties and station notwithstanding the present & in the form pursued by the letter now acknowledged
With great consideration I am Sir yr. obedt. servt.
(LS, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown and H, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord; Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).