From Samuel Lane [July 1799]
Charlesburgh Montgomery Cty Maryland July, 1799
The possibility of my letters under date of May and June having not come to hand I hope will be sufficient apology for my so repeatedly pestering you with my epistles—I have been waiting for four months in expectation of orders (by every post).
Shoud When you think proper to forward them they will be strictly attended to at the above na place by Sir your Ob’dient and very Hbl Servant
Samuel Lane 2nd. Lieut. 3rd U.S Regiment
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).