From Cornelius Lyman, 17 February 1800
New York Pearl Street No. 260 17th Feby 1800
In consequence of the enclosed letter I left Presque Isle the 20th of Novr 99 with my Company and arrived at Niagara the 30th of the same month
The situation of the roads was such that I was not able to leave that place until the 24th of Decr 99. I arrived in this city the 12th Instant.
I am sir Respectfully &c
Cornelius Lyman Capt
2d Infantry Regt US
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing John F. Hamtramck to Lyman, November 2, 1799 (copy, in Lyman’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).