From Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., 7 March 1800
Peeks Kill March 7th. 1800
Yours of the 26th Ultimo inclosing a Letter to Lt. Thomas Porter, I never received until yesterday, being from Home when it arrived.
I saw Mr Porter the Day he lost his trunk which was broken open a few miles below this He informed me that He was going on to recruit in Vermont, I think He told me Bennington would be the place of his residence while he remained in that State, I have therefore directed your Letter to that place & shall forward it by the mail to morrow—
I am with Esteem your Obt. Hum. Servt
Pe Vn Cortlandt Junr
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).