To John Ripley, 25 October 1799
N. York Oct. 25th. 1799
Your letter of this
⟨morning⟩ date was this moment handed me by Dr. Trowbridge—You will proceed without delay to Winter Quarters, where the rest of your men, I presume will soon join you, as measures will be taken, in the immediately, to that effect, if any remain to be taken—
With great consideration & &
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).