Document #9343; Image File #56496
From Papers of the War Department Transcriptions
Vloirs No. 74 79 Fair Hill November 2d 1793
I am sorry to inform you in answer to your letter of yesserday, that Mr Hamilton was taken with a fever on Tuesday and has not been in a situation to leave his bedpiece. There is however no complete intermission of the fever - and I can add with pleasure that the disease bean no affinity [Editors Note: Large, dark ink stain, spanning this line and the one below it] prevailing one.
Mr. Hamilton's Physician (Doctor Sellville from Trenton) is
[undecipherable] of opinion that it would be highly importantextreamly dangerous for Mr Hamilton to venture out _ He can therefor not have the pleasure of [undecipherable] waiting on the President today.
I have the honor to be with great respect
Your mo ob Sevt
General Knox J M
[Editors Note: Words in the left hand margin. Seeming to be from another dcoument, which the writer didn't realize had overlapped and was now writing on this letter. The first word seems to be a half of a word and is otherwise [undecipherable]. Otherwise the next two words are: 'is' 'the']