To Alexander Richards, 28 September 1799
N. York Sept. 28th. 1799
I request you to furnish me, toward my allowance of fuel, full, fifteen Cords of wood, the allowance to a Major General from the 1st. of October to the 1st. of April
I should be glad to have it all at once if convenient; if not, ⟨you⟩ will furnish it as you shall find so—
With great consideration &c
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).