From Ebenezer Massey, 10 April 1799
Fort Mifflin 10th April 1799.
I am ordered by the department of war, to Inclose you the Certificate of Thomas Curry Mattross in the first Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers who is unfit for scervice—when Captain Elliott left this post, he desired me to ⟨make⟩ you a return of the Quater Masters, Ordinance, an Military Stores, my Indisposition has been such, that it has been impossable for me to comply with his request. I am getting much better, and shall certainly send the return in a few days
I have the Honor to be with the Highest respect—your Obt Hbl Ser
Captain of Artil
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a certificate signed by John K. Lynch, April 8, 1799 (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).