From Jacob Kingsbury, 30 November 1799
Norwich, Connecticut, 30th November, 1799—
I wrote you on the 30th of last September, and enclosed you my pass from Brigadier General Wilkinson; since which I have seen an order from the secretary of war, directing all absent officers to report themselves, to you, by Letter without delay, and all those who do not report by the first of January, will be presumed to have resigned their commissions; in consequence of that order, and fearing that you have not received my report, I have now enclosed you a Duplicate.
I have the honor, to remain; Sir, With very great respect, your most Obdt. Servt.
Jacob Kingsbury Major
2nd US Regiment Infantry
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, Detroit Public Library), enclosing Kingsbury to H, September 30, 1799 (copy, in Kingsbury’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); James Wilkinson’s permission for leave of absence, April 15, 1799 (copy, in Kingsbury’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).