From Hezekiah Bissell, 13 January 1800
Fort Niagara Jany. 13th. 1800
I embrace the earliest opportunity to inform you of my arrival at this place; the necessary preprarations for my departure occupied a short time, the badness of the Roads, inclemency of the & my being unavoidably detained several days at West Niagara from crossing the River, oblidged me to proceed less rapidly than I ardently desired most respectfully I am Sir your obdt. & hble Sert.
Hezh. W. Bissell
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Filed."