From Rufus Graves, 27 September 1799
Hanover 27th. Septr. 1799—
Unless the Pay Master of the 16th. Regiment has been
sup furnished with a second supply of Bounty Money I believe it will be wanted soon—I have distributed nearly all that was sent on in the first instance and am informed by some of the Captains that they shall soon be out—If I may be indulged I would inquire whether it is expected that the recruits now raising for the 16th. Regt. will be convened at the Regimental Rendezvous for Winter quarters. If it be so or not it is not time that preperation were makeing for the Building of Warm Barracks. This is a cold Country and the cold season begins soon earley—
I received by this days Mail you confidential Letter of the nineteenth Intant and will give information relative to the subject & matter thereof according to the best information I have or may gain—
I have the honour to be with very great respect Sir Your Obedient Sert.
R Graves Lt Col. Comt. 16 US Regt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin approximately beside the line beginning "were makeing for the Building of Warm Barracks...."