From Daniel Jackson, 18 December 1799
New Port 18 Decr. 1799—
Captain Amos Stoddard has a desire to send Lieut. Leonard Williams on the recruiting service to Vermont this Winter. If this meets with your approbation, and the one thing neadful can be obtained, it will accommodate the above.
And oblige your humble Servant.
Since writing you the above I have received a letter from Capt. Lemuel Gates encloseing me the bill that has not been allowed—I now enclose
you them to you with a Paragraph from his letter, I have made some remarks on the Bills of expences which may will explain them more fully to you, and convince you of the necessity, propriety, and reasonableness of the expences.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).