From Joseph Cross, 8 October 1799
Portland, Oct. 8th. 1799—
I have the honor to report myself on furlough, until the thirty-first day of March, next ensuing—
I have the honor to be With the greatest respect, Your Obedt. & very Huml. Sert.
J. Cross, cadet, in the 1st Regiment
Artillerists & Engineers
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).