From Samuel Eddins, 8 November 1799
Philadelphia Novr. 8th. 1799
I have the Honor to anounce to you my arrival at this place on the 6th. Inst. and have been necessarily Detained a few Days in Order to Draw Winter Overalls for my Company, the major part of which was almost entirely bare—However I Count on Reaching Bristol, on the 10th Current—where I Shall remain untill I receive further Orders—
With Sentiments of Respect, I am your Obt St
Saml. Eddins Captain
2nd Regimt. Arts. & Engrs.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).