From John Adlum, 3 September 1799
Reading Septr. 3rd. 1799
Yours of the 23rd. 24th. & 26th. Ult. came duly to hand
The Court Martial you directed was held yesterday and to day, and I will forward you the proceedings by the next post.
Capt. Shoemaker will march in about two days for Easton, with his company.
Lieut. Boote set out yesterday for New York, and I have annexed his
company detachment to Capt. Shoemakers company according to your orders.
I sent on to Philada. yesterday to Capt. Elliot the men you directed.
Enclosed is a monthly return for the month of August.
With great respect I am Sir Your most Obedt. Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).