From Nehemiah Freeman, 14 December 1799
Artillery Camp; near Harper’s Ferry December, 14th. 1799.
The inclosed papers were directed to me, under the supposition I were at Fort Jay. They have been received, unaccompanied by William Rice, on whose subject they have been written. Lest necessary information should be diverted from its proper channel; I do myself the honour to transmit them to you. I refer in the first instance to Captain Stoddard’s letter, marked A.
With perfect respect, I am Sir, Your most obed Serv.
Capt. 1st R.A.E.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Frederick Frye to Lemuel Gates, September 19, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Gates to Amos Stoddard, October 26, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Stoddard to Freeman, November 10, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).