From Ebenezer Stevens, 2 October 1799
October 2, 1799
Eben. Stevens Agent for the War Department has the honor of laying before Major General Hamilton the following estimate of Carpenters tools necessary for hutting a Regiment. vizt.
|Three wood axes to each Company—||30|
|For the field & Staff—||20|
|Two cross cut saws & ten hand saws—||12|
|Six In. Augers|
|Twelve Masons trowels|
|Two doz board nail gimblets|
|Six Carpenters Adzes|
|Two broad axes|
|A Set of Carpenters planes to cons⟨ist —⟩ one Jack & one smoothing plane|
The above articles to be deliverd to the quarter Master of the regiment, who must ⟨acco’t⟩ with the Quart. Master General for the same, after the regiment is hutted.
about 1 doz sqares of 10 by 6 window glass will be necessary for each Officers hut.
(AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).