From Daniel Jackson, 11 October 1799
Fort Independence 11th. October 1799.
I have received your letter of the 1st. of October and shall always feel myself happy in complying with your Orders. Also yours of the 6th. Inst. and have sent a Copy to Major Tousard who is arrived at Newport also given directions to Captain Littlefield & Company to be conveyed immediately to Fort Jay, and when he arrives to give you information.
Captain Stoddard’s Company has had a long passage from Portland to Fort Independence. the 9th. Inst his Company marched from this, for Newport, and I expect Capt. Littlefield will soon be at Fort Jay.
I am Sir with the greatest Respect your Obt. Servt.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "I have received this letter. I am surprised Capt Littlefield is not arrived. I request to know the cause of the delay."