From Nehemiah Freeman, 18 October 1799
Fort Jay, October, 18th. 1799.
I have received your orders of the 14th. of the month; and I hold myself in readiness to meet the arrangements to be made by General Stevens to facilitate the march to Harper’s Ferry.
With perfect respect, I am Sir, Your most ob. hum. servant
Capt. 1st. R.A.E.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Filed."