From Samuel Mackay, 14 February 1800
Williamstown february 14th 1800
My fears of intruding on you have left me in a Dilemna for I suppose you would have honoured me with an answer had you remembered me; I must beg leave to observe that I have been peculiarly unfortunate when ever I have attempted to write to you I may perhaps hear from you after this fourth attempt. you are sensible of the urgency of my case and I must offer it as my apology. I have the honour to be with the highest respect Your most obedient & most humble Servt
Samuel Mackay capt.
14th Regt. U:S: I:
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).