Marcus C. Buck to Thomas Mann Randolph

Dear Col.

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.—

I have the honour to be with the highest1 regard Ys &c
Marcus C. Buck
RC (MHi); addressed: “Col. Thomas M. Randolph 20th Regt. Infy. Sackets Harbr Politeness of Capt. Ritchie”; endorsed by Randolph: “Marcus Buck Oct. 29. 1813”; with note by Randolph: “surgeon of the 20.”
1Manuscript: “higest.”
Marcus C. Buck
Date Range
October 29, 1813