From Seymour Renick, 25 September 1799
September 25th 1799
I Reseived an appointmen Last March in the Second United States Ridgement as an Insine I have Reseived no orders from any Offiser in the United States Army I therefore inform you that I am now ready to fill the post to wich I am appointed
I am Sir you Verry Humble Servant
Hardy County Virginia
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). In the left margin of the first page beside the third line, H drew an "X" and wrote "Bennington ⟨—⟩ upon ⟨—⟩ N York." On the cover H’s endorsement reads: "Filed peculiar bundle."