To James Miller, 3 December 1799
New York Decr. 3. 1799
Lieutenant Fergus has been put under marching orders for Alexandria in Virginia, but there has been so great a delay in the business that he will probably not set out before the Spring—
You will take care that he be provided with
all necessaries when he the means of transportation whenever he shall commence his march—
The Detachment which the Officer commands contains between twenty and thirty men, and is stationed at Wilmington in N Carolina
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).