From John J. U. Rivardi, 18 July 1799
Doctor Coffin being at the Moment of his departure when I received the inclosed of the Brittish Comanding Officer at Fort George—I thought it would be a pleasing proof to you of the good harmony existing between the Garrisons. In haste I repeat the assurance of the respectfull consideration with which I have the honor to be Sir, Your Most Obedient & Very humble Servant
J J Ulrich Rivardi
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line beginning "Officer at Fort George...."