From Samuel Eddins, 3 January 1800
Fort Jay, 3d. Jany. 1800
I have just receiv’d a line from Lieut. Evans where in He expresses some urgent business calls him to Philadelphia & wishes my permission has I wish to forward my Muster & pay rolls for the Months Octr. Novr. & Decr. think it a good opportunity to have them conveyed by him, provided it meets your approbation; He wishes Twenty five or thirty Days, shall leave it entirely to your obtion—
I am Sir with the utmost Respect Your Obedt. Servt.
Saml. Eddins Captain
2nd Regimt. Arts. & Engs
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).