From John F. Hamtramck
Pittsburgh, December 19, 1799. “… I never had any Reports from Loftus’s Heights; it appears to me that the Troops on the Mississippi have considered themselves independent of my Command in the absence of General Wilkinson,1 for the other day a Gentleman in the Contractors2 imploy arrived from Loftus’s Heights, and who called on the Commanding Officer3 of that place, for any Commands he might have for Pittsburgh; and the Commandt told him that he had none.”
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. On September 11, 1799, in a letter which is listed in the appendix to Volume XXIII, James McHenry sent H a copy of the contract with James O’Hara, dated August 1, 1799, “for supplying rations to the troops on the North Western Frontiers, Mississippi, in Tennessee, Kentucky, and on the Tombigbee.”
3. Captain Isaac Guion of the Third Regiment of Infantry.