From Mathew Arbuckle, 25 November 1799
Greenbrier Novr. 25th. 1799
From the Notice by the Secratery at War I found It nesasery for me to Report myself to you, which notice I immediately complied with. and have Reced. a Letter Which from the direction appeared to have Come from your hand, but had no name Signed to it, which I Suspected had been a Neglect, however be that as it may, I can only Inform you as I have before that I am in perfect Readiness I would be glat to have an Immediate answer to this Letter, as it has been a Considerable time since My appointment and have not yet Reced. one Line of Satisfaction, to my Many Letters I would be glad to know when I might be Ordered from his place or in Actual Service here, your Immediate answer to this Letter will in a Singular manner Oblidge your Obed. Humbl. Servt.
2d. Lt. 3d. U.S. Regt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Ordered to Staunton."