From Samuel Eddins, 3 December 1799
Fort Jay 3d. December 1799
Since my departure from New York this morning, I have received a letter from Captain Reed, by Corpl McKey belonging to Capt. Inglesols Company informing of me that he had been ordered by you to send by the first safe opportunity Zacheriah Fenetter to Wespoint, this man is one of those that I mentioned to you this morning as being under Guard on this Iseland for Desertion if it is your desire that he be sent up under the care of the Corpl whom Capt Inglesol has sent down for him you will be pleased to write me word—
I am Sir with respect your most Obdt Huml Servant
Saml. Eddins Captain
2nd Regimt. Arts. & Engs.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).