From Daniel Jackson, 25 January 1800
January 25, 1800
A Mr Hinshaw has been here and informed me that he is the Contractor for the Year 1800 I have accordingly ordered the troops to draw their Rations of him or from his Agent at this place, which I find does not give General satisfaction—however I wish your influence when there is a new Contractor, that the Commanding officers may be informed & supplied ⟨with the⟩ purport of its contents.
Sir I am, with due respect your obedient & huml. Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote the following note: "Substance com to Secy of War with support. See establisht."