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To Alexander Hamilton from Mathew Arbuckle, 14 October 1799

From Mathew Arbuckle, 14 October 1799

Greenbrier Octr. the 14th. 1799

Honbl. Sir,

From the publication of the Secratery at war it appear nesasery for me to Report why I am absent from my Regt. I have never Reced. any orders since I Reced. the appointment, althoug⟨h⟩ I have Twice ⟨wrote⟩ on to the war Office, I am now In compleat Readiness and wait your Orders

I am sir, with great Respect your Obt. Hunbl. Servt.

Mathew Arbuckle

2nd. Lieut. 3rd. U.S. Regt.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; ALS [with minor differences], Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "He will repair to Wilmington & put himself under the command of Major Cass."

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