From Samuel Hodgdon, 8 January 1800
Philadelphia, 8th. January, 1800.
Last evening I received your letter of the 3d. instant. The embarrassments and delay consequent on our not being able to procure suitable white Cloth for Overalls is I trust well Known to you. When all expectation of obtaining it was at an end, and the season pressed an immediate supply, Coloured ones were ordered; and those were on the way when Colonel Read wrote his letter of information to you—they must have been with him shortly after.
With respect and esteem, I am, Sir, Your most obedient Servant,
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, RG 94, Post-Revolutionary War Records, Letters of Samuel Hodgdon, National Archives).