To Ebenezer Stevens, 4 January 1800
New-York Jany. 4th. 1800
The bearer John Meredith having been
summoned sent, by my direction, to attend Court Martial at Scotch Plains as a witness, you are desired to make him a reasonable compensation for his time and Expences—
With great consideration I am Sir yr. ob Servt.
(LS, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, New-York Historical Society, New York City).