To Elias B. Dayton, 13 November 1799
NY. Nov. 13th. 99
Col. Smith informs me that the requisite quantity of bricks and stones not having been furnished by the Contractor he has been driven to the necessity of procuring them himself.
I regret very much that this should have been the case as it
will probably lead to extra expen has put things out of their regular course, and will probably lead to extra expense.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How and H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.