From William Bullitt, 26 October 1799
Virginia Hardy County Moorefield 26th. Oct ’99
My Brother Benjamin Bullitt who has lately been appointed an Ensign in the second Regiment of the united States army has been and now is in Jefferson County in the state of Kentuckey, he has accepted of the appointment, & when he left this place he expressly directed me If any Orders or letters came to this place directed to him, to answer them and repost himself to the General or Other Office from whence such Orders or letters should come—
If any letters or Orders are for him you will please to send them to Jefferson County in the state of Kentuckey, where he I believe intends staying until he receives orders to recruit or Join his Regiment, or you may direct them to this Place, and I will send them to him
I am Sir yours &c.
Wm Bullitt Jnr
for B. Bullitt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H’s instructions read: "Examine to what Regt. the person belongs—" There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line in the first paragraph beginning "them and repost himself to the General...."