From James P. Heath, 20 December 1799
Baltimore 20th. Decr. 1799
Finding it impossible to procure the Men that are wanting to compleat captain Bruffs company, in this place, and fearing the river will shut up, I shall proceed unto Norfolk in the Morning with the Soldiers that were left here sick—With Sentiments of Esteem I have the honour to be Your Obdt. Servt
Jas. P. Heath
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).