From John Whistler, 2 September 1799
Fort Wayne September 2nd. 1799
Enclosed is the Garrison Returns for the last Month, you will find from the report of the Contractors Agent here—the supplies on hand is not near sufficient Agreeable to Contract—in the Course of this Month and therefore part of next it is expected that Fifteen Hundred Indians will be here, for their Annuites and will expect to be fed—
I Am Sir, With Every Sentiment of Respect Your Most Obedient Humble Servt.
J. Whistler Capt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).