To Elijah Paine, 25 September 1799
New York Sept. 25th. 1799
This is to inform you that orders have been given to recruit in the State of Vermont, men for two Companies for the second Regiment of Infantry
the recruiting party to be under the direction and Superintendance of Major Bewell.
You have, I think, some time since written to me concerning the Contractor in your State; which letter is by some Accident mislaid or misplace⟨d⟩ and the Contractor’s name does not immediately occur to me: I have therefore to request that you will give the necessary orders for the Supply of this party, and
the in the necessary information & assistance to Major Bewell and the other Officers on their Arrival
With great consideration &c
I shall also be obliged by a Copy of the Contract—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).