From Eli B. Clemson, 1 October 1799
Wilmington Octr 1st 1799—
I this day have arivd Agreeable to your orders I take the oportunity of Reporting myself I With pleasure Acknowledge the Receipts of your Letters
Your Honor will permit me to be your vary Obd Hl Servt
Eli B Clemson
2nd Liut. 1st US Regt Inft.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover a note reads: "Filed in peculiar file."