From James Wilkinson, 14 December 1799
Norfolk Decr. 14th. 1799
I have the Honor to transmit you a second Letter from Capt Claiborne of the 1st. Regt., and beg leave to second his views as far as may be consistent with your arrangements—I am assured here that he is no longer necessary to guard the Frigate, & that his Men are in the Way of the Builders & Riggers—
With perfect consideration I am most respectfully Sir Yr. Obt Ser
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Ferdinand Claiborne to Wilkinson, December 14, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); "A Return of a Detachment of Infantry, stationed at Gosport near Norfolk, Virginia …," December 14, 1799 (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).