Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John F. Webb, 1 November 1799

From John F. Webb, 1 November 1799

Majr. Genl. Hamilton.

Savannah Novemr. 1st. 1799—


Having lately heard that a Publication had appeared in the Charleston Gazette requiring the Officers that served under Genls. Wayne & Wilkinson to report themselves to you, I have hasten’d to inform you, that I have been for some time past at this place, on the Recruiting Service by order of Lieut. Colo. Commdt Henry Gaither—Inclosed, I transmit, you a ⟨—⟩ of the Detachment & Recruits under my Command, for the Month of October 1799—Returns of those heretofore sent to the Garrison, as well as of the different Detachments of Recruits marched thither will, I presume be forwarded by Colo. Gaither—

The fatal fever that hath for some time kept the Country people at a distance, disappears as the cold weather approaches, & we may soon hope for better success in our Line—

With respect I am your Mo: Obdt.

John. F. Webb Commdt.

Rendez: Savannah

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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