From Moses Hook, 16 May 1800
Phaladelpaia May 16th. 1800
Mr. Miller informed me this day that the account of my traveling expences could not be allowed, which oblidges me to trouble you again with a request, which if granted will relieve me from absolute distress and confer an infinite obligation on your humble Servant
Finding myself so much embarrassed I am under the necessity of requesting an order on the Pay-master General to advance me one mothe pay more and subsistance to enable me to perform the march without being in distress, Likewise an order on
the Mr Miller the Quarter Master to furnish me with transportation to Norfolk.
These requests if granted will confer an obligation which will ever be sensibbly acknowladgd by Sir Your most obedient humble Servant
M. Hook Lt. 1st. Regt
N.B. Oblidged to wait an answer.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).