To James Miller, 22 October 1799
N. York Oct. 22d. 1799
From the representations which have come to me from different Quarters it appears to me proper to adopt the scale at foot, as that by which the articles mentioned in it ought to be furnished for the purpose of hutting the Troops.
But as the Regiments are not complete two thirds in each case will suffice. I have directed Ebenr. Stevens Esqr. to provide those which are necessary here, and
Col: Rice instructed to take care for their provision in his Quarter, I request you to take measures for the Speedy supply elsewhere— The axes, Cross cut saws, files and Grindstones, being necessary to begin the work they must not be delayed for the purpose of procuring the others, Dispatch is very important—
With great conside—
List of Quarter Master’s Supplies for One Regt.
|150||Axes for felling and cutting wood|
|2||Cross cut Saws|
|3||Files for Saws|
|2||Smoothing or Jack planes|
|6||Augers—3 of one inch and the other 3 of 3/4 inch|
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "List of Quarter Master’s Supplies for One Regt." (Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).