From Samuel Osborne, 11 February 1799
Fort Jay February 11th 1799—
On Friday noon (8th. Inst.) I received your note of the 6th.
This is the sixteenth day since my arrest, which confines me to the Island and as it yet remains uncertain when a Court can be convened; I request the limits of my confinement may be extended to the City.
Should there be no impropriety in this request being granted I beg Sir you will give me the indulgence
I am Sir respectfully Yr Obedt Hble. Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; ADf, Papers of Samuel Osborne, Library of Congress).