To John F. Hamtramck, 17 October 1799
Trenton Octor 17th. 99
I send you a letter from Genl Wilkinson, and you will of course take measure for carrying
it into effect his measures orders into immediate effect—I am particularly anxious desirous that the troops should be transferred from Presque Isle as soon as possible.
Captain Shoemaker, with a detachment of about seventy men, has recd. orders to march from Boston to Pittsburg—where he will remain during the winter
with great consr
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).