Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Brock, 1 December 1799

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.

Comy. Detatchmt.

4 Regt.

(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."

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