From Joseph Brock, 1 December 1799
Stanton Decr. 1st. 1799.
I have the honor to inclose you the monthly return for September this woud have been previously forwarded had, not, have Suppos’d that Major Bradley, had Sent them On before I assum’d the Command.
the Return for November will forwarded as Soon as Capt. Grayson’s is received, the troops under my Command are comfortably Canton’d 2 miles from, this place, We however Suffer very much for want of Clothing, & entirely destitute of money for the purpose of Carrying On the recruiting Service I hope this, Evil may soon be remedyed
I have the honor to be Sir yr. Ob Sert.
Jo Brock Capt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There are three "X" marks in the left margin of the second paragraph next to the following phrases: "the Return for November;" "Suffer very much;" and "On the recruiting service."