From Peter Carlton, 20 August 1799
Fort Jay, August 20, 1799
My wife came to this Island Yesterday and was Orderd by my Capt. not to Land here, though Capt. Read is Satisfied that She Should Come here, I hope Sir as She has not been Charged with any misconduct that You will Allow her to be on the Island which will much Oblidge Yr. Obedt. Hble Sert
Peter Carlton Corpl.
Capt. Freemans Compy
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).