From Henry Muhlenberg, 8 October 1799
Baltimore Octr 8th 1799
Enclos’d is a Return of the Recruits enlisted since last—Charles Laurance deserted from W Point May 7th 1796 deliver’d himself to Me on the Eastern shore Octr 2d 1799—
I am with respect sir Your Obt. servt.
Hy M. Muhlenberg Lieut.
1st Regt. A&E
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a return of Maryland recruits, September 2, 1799 (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Leave Chas. Laurance with Capt. Morris."