To Elias B. Dayton, 18 February 1800
N York Febr. 18th. 1800
You will be pleased to procure and transport to Union camp such quantity of wood not exceeding
Two Three hundred cords as Colonel Smith represent to be shall Judge necessary for the purposes of the troops. It is expected that the wood can be procured near Standing in the vicinity of the camp. The troops will assist in cutting it, and you will take the adopt take make the necessary arrangements for having it’s transportation. You will take your measures in concert with Colonel Smith & without loss of time.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How and H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).