From John Heth, 7 January 1800
Richmond January 7th. 1800
my absence from this place for some days has prevented my reporting to you on the 28th. ultimo, which I trust you will pardon
I have the Honor to be very respectfully your Hble Servant
Jo. W. Heth, Captn.
3d. U.S. Regt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).