Marcus C. Buck to Thomas Mann Randolph

Dear Sir.

I have just arrived here, where I am sorry that I have not the pleasure of meeting you. Since I saw you I have had another attack of fever, from the effects of which I have not yet recovered. I rode a great part of the way to Utica labouring under a fever; there, by the advice of Col. Scott added to that of Doct Tilton (the Surgeon Genl) who came on a day or two after Col. Scott left Utica, I remained until I was better. I was anxious to join my regt as soon as possible, & applied to the commanding officer here, for permission to go to Ogdensburg in a boat, but he thinks the risque would be too great, & that I should remain here.—If any means could be devised for my conveyance, to my regt. I should be glad to avail myself of them. I shall at all events endeavour to go on with that part of your regt which was put on shore at Oswego & which has just arrived here. Many of your them are afflicted with the meazles.

Should an attack be made on Kingston from this place I should be glad to remain ’till after that event as I cannot take part in the action at Montreal.

In great haste I am with respect Yr &c.
Marcus C. Buck
RC (MHi); addressed: “Colo. Thomas M. Randolph 20th Regt Infy Fav. of Capt Hogan”; endorsed by Randolph: “Marcus Buck Nov. 13. 1813” and by Randolph at a later date: “Surgeon of 20.”
Marcus C. Buck
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November 13, 1813