Marcus C. Buck to Thomas Mann Randolph
|Dear Col.||Utica Octr 29th 1813|
With much difficulty I have at length reached this place, by the alternate use of the stage & my horses. I left Geneva on Teusday after your departure, although my health was not so good as when you left me; but by a violent exertion I was enabled to reach here this evening.
Such is the precarious state of my health, that it is impossible that I can make any calculations respecting the time when I can join my regt but be assured that not one moment shall be lost, longer than is absolutely necessary for the preservation of my health, or rather the restoration of it.—