From Rufus Graves, 21 September 1799
Hanover 21st Septr 1799
I received via Portsmouth Your letters of the seventh Inst as also the one of the tenth enclosing a list of clothing forward on for the use of the sixteenth Regt.
The recruiting business is very successful and the clothing has arrived
I have the honor to be with very great respect sir your obedient sert
R Graves Lt Col. 16 Regt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).