From Daniel Bradley
Staunton [Virginia] August 9, 1799. “… Captain Brock …1 informs me he has no Arms, Clothing, or public Stores of any kind, these men of Capt. Gibsons,2& Lieut. Lewisis3 at this place are in much want of clothing. I have received a suit of clothing per. Man, for two complete Companies but dont know whether I ought to give any part of it to these men who have drew before, or keep it for the recruits, I wish for information on the subject. Sir I take the liberty to remind you that I feel very anxious to visit my family, from which I have been absent near four years.”4
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Joseph Brock was a captain in the Fourth Regiment of Infantry.
2. Alexander Gibson was a captain in the Fourth Regiment of Infantry.
3. Meriwether Lewis was a lieutenant in the First Regiment of Infantry.
4. Bradley had earlier requested a leave in Bradley to H, July 5, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).