To Samuel Hodgdon, 19 September 1799
New York Sepr. 19. 1799
informs mentions to me that the medical chests which have been sent for the use of his regiment are without keys, and that in consequence of this no benefit has been derived from them. I have to request that you will furnish keys and Colo for the these chests, and also a Pair of Colours for each regiment.
With Consideration I am Sir
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).