To Ebenezer Stevens, 15 May 1800
New York May 15th. 1800.
There being no other existing provision for the purpose—You will in future furnish Hospital Stores to the troops within this State. None of the component parts of the ration come, however, within this description. These will continue to be furnished by the Contractor.
With great consideration I am Sir Yr. ob. Servt.
(LS, New-York Historical Society, New York City; Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover of the LS beneath the "Recd." notation reads: "Ansd. none necessary."