From Richard Hunewell, 11 May 1800
Camp at Oxford May 11th. 1800
I arrived at this post on the first Inst.—have found the Arms in a very broken & disorderly state, owing chiefly to the badness of the material—They are on the whole extreemly bad—I have in the Regt. a very excellent Armorer who was enlisted with a view of doing the Duty & receiving the Pay of an Artificer—As no Artificers appear to be allowed to the Infantry, I could wish some mode might be suggested for retaining him on that service, & for granting him their pay—
If he be retaind on that service, some few tools will be necessary in the prosecution of his business—could this measure be adopted I think it would be the most economical method of keeping the Arms &c in repair, at least for this Regt.
I am with great respect Sir your most Obed Hume Sert.
Richd. Hunewell Lt. Col: Comt 15th Regt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).