From Thomas Parker, 28 November 1799
Camp Near Harpers ferry 28 Novr. 1799
The land purchased for public use has lately Been Surveyed—It Contains one hundred & ninety Six Acres & 18 poles Amounting to Two Thousand one hundred & Seventy Two dollars & one third which money is made payable the first day of Jany next—
I am Sorry to be Troublesome to you But I must Request you Sir to write to the proper authority & Request that the Contract that has been made may be fullfilled
with the Highest Respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Obed Servt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).