To James Read, 4 November 1799
N.Y. Nobr. 4th. 1799
You will have the prisoners at Fort Jay, belonging to the 12th. Regt. conveyed to Elisabeth Town under a Small guard, by Thursday next, when I have given orders that there shall be a party at that place from the Camp to receive them—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).