Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Lewis Tousard, 9 October 1799

From Lewis Tousard, 9 October 1799

Newport October 9th 1799—

Dr. Sir

Can you procure me the loan of a correct plan of the city and Harbour of New york. I am busying myself with laying down upon paper Some Ideas for their defense which I will transmi⟨t⟩ to you as Soon as they are completed—

With great respect Dr Sir Your most obed & very hble Servt

Lewis Tousard

Maj. General A. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark paired with a crude bracket in the left margin covering almost the entire first paragraph.

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