From Daniel Jackson, 6 March 1800
Newport March 6th. 1800
I have received yours of the 19th. and 25th. February. I enclose you a letter received from Capt. Stoddard and Capt. Henry, which they wish me to communicate, and a copy of my orders on the Agent to the Contractor at this place, which he informs me shall be complied with, and the article of Vinegar be delivered, till he hears from the Contractors: however if the General orders of last year is binding
of this on the Contractors of this year, the appointment of some person here, by the Commanding General to make the necessary purchases agreeably to a stipulation in the Contract, in case of a failure or deficiency of provisions, no difficulty will occur in the issues of fresh meat, and other articles to which we are entitled.
I am very respectfully Sir Your obedient Servant.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Amos Stoddard and John Henry to Jackson, March 4, 1800 (LS, in Stoddard’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Jackson to Peleg Wood, March 5, 1800 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There are an "X" mark and a vertical line on the page beside the lines in the first paragraph beginning with, "and the article of Vinegar..." and ending with, "on the Contractors...."