From Joseph Brock, 24 December 1799
Fredericksbg. Virginia 24th Decr. 1799.
I Herewith inclose you the report of the Detatchment of the 4th. Regimt. under my command, near Stanton for the month of november, a private of Capt. Devins Comy. Confin’d for desertion will require orders for a Genl. Court martial, Capt. Gibson will be a proper officer, to presi⟨de.⟩
The Detatchment Su⟨ffers⟩ much, for Winter clothing insomuch that they have been Obliged to purchase, overalls at their own Expence
I hope this inconveniance may Soon by remedyed
I have the Honor To be Sir your Ob Servt.
Jo Brock. Capt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line, "Genl. Court martial, Capt. Gibson will...."