From Jonathan Cass, 30 December 1799
Wilmington Decr. 30th. 1799—
Lieutenant Peyton of the first Regt. of Infantry at this Rendezvous has a Servant not Inlisted, he employs no Soldier in that capacity, can I with propriety furnish him with Rations?
I am, Sir, with great respect & esteem your most obedient Servent.
J. Cass Major 3d. R I
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin between the last two lines of the letter, beginning with "capacity, can I with propriety...."