To Peter Shoemaker, 12 October 1799
Trenton Octor 12th. 1799
Immediately upon the receipt of this you will proceed with your Company to Pittsburg, taking with you the detachment which formerly belonged to Lieutenant Boote, but which
was is now annexed to your command. Transportation and supply will be furnished by the Contractors with whom you will take make the necessary arrangements. You will find contractors or their Agents at Reading Carlisle Bedford & Greensburgh—on your route. Your tents & baggage will of course accompany you
With consideration I am, Sir Yr. obt. Sert.
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How and H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).