Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Samuel Eddins, 19 November 1799

From Samuel Eddins, 19 November 1799

Majr. General Hamilton

Camp Brunswick Novr. 19th. 1799


I this morning received your letter, of the 14th Current and observe your order Relative to leaving a trusty Sergt. to Conduct a Drummer & Six boys from Fort Mifflin but having Reached this place Supposed the Distance too great to order a Sergt. Back. Consequently Wrote on to Leut. Meminger Directing they may be ordered on to Join me with instructions to Draw the necessary provision—for their Support—and I wait your Orders for removal from this place—my men proving very Sickley & my tents very bad

With Respect your Obt Servt

Saml. Eddins Captain

2nd Regimt arts. & Engrs.

(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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