To William R. Boote1
New York, March 16, 1799. “In consequence of orders from the Secretary of War, I am to desire, that you proceed with the party under your command to New Town in Bucks County—for which purpose you will join and accompany a detachment which will leave this quarter on Monday the 18th. instant, taking the orders of the commanding Officer of this detachment.… Let no time be lost.”
LS, The Sol Feinstone Collection, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia; ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.