From Peter Shoemaker, 17 December 1799
Fort Fayette December 17th. 1799
Agreable to your Orders of the 12 of November I marched from Easton with the Company Under my Command and arrived at this post on the 16 Instant without the loss of a Single ma⟨n⟩ or any other casualty
We performed the March In Twenty two Days not withstanding being deteined three Days by bad weather—I am Sir with every Sentiment of Respect your Most Obedient Humble Servan⟨t⟩
Capt 2d US Regt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).