From Frederick Frye, 7 October 1799
Fort Jay Octr. 7th. 1799
I am sorry to be under the necessity of reporting myself sick, immediately after my return from furlough, I was seized with a severe fit of the Gout.
I request you will please to suspend the Order for my joining my Company at Charleston untill I get better health and have opportunity of removing my family from this Garrison into the Country—
I am Sir with sentimts. of respect your humle. Servt.
Fred. Frye Capt
1st. Regt. A. & E.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "Recd at Trenton. He must address his applicat to General Pinckney at NO. he being no longer a part of my command."