From Staats Morris, 9 January 1800
Fort McHenry 9 January 1800
Two men of my Company having been disqualified for the Service by disease, as will appear by the enclosed certificate of Doctor Scanlan, I take the liberty of requesting that they may be discharged
A private of Captain Bruff’s Company by the name of Lawrence was some time since left in confinement at this post by Lt. Muhlenberg said to have been by your directions. The charge is for desertion—I would thank you Sir for your orders relative to his case and I am with the highest respect & regard Sir Your Obedt. Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing certificate by James Scanlan, January 9, 1800 (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).