From Constant Freeman, 8 May 1799
Philadelphia, 8th. May 1799.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the fifth instant.
I have engaged my passage in the Ship South Carolina, which will sail from this port for Charleston, on the seventeenth—If your dispatches should then be ready, I would consider it an honor conferred on me to present them to Genl. Pinckney.
I am with the greatest respect Sir, Your obedient & humble servant
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).