From Daniel Jackson, 19 March 1800
Newport 19th. March 1800
I acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 4th. instant giving leave for Lieut Levingston to remain for a short time at New York—also have received yours of the 13th. inst. The Troops here draw provision twice in a week—the last word was left out in Copying my order, that I sent to you on that subject—they are explicit to the Contractor—that one half fresh—& one 1/4 salt pork—and one 1/4 salt Beef be drawn within that period, and seperate, which will not discomode the Agent here. I shall direct vinagar to be issued, & your order strictly to be
strictly complied with.
Sir I am with due respect your huml. Servant.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).