From Nehemiah Freeman, 21 November 1799
Harper’s Ferry. Virginia. Nov. 21. 1799
I have the honour to reply to your letter of the 6th. of November. Levi Pearce has never done duty in my company. When I arrived at Fort Jay in June last, I saw him there, and was told that he had deserted from Capt. Miller of the infantry. I left him there, when I was ordered to march hither. He was then attached to Capt. Read’s company of the second artillery regiment.
With perfect respect, I am Sir, Your most obedient servant
Capt. 1st R.A.E.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges H’s letter of November 6, 1799. Letter not found.