To Nathan Rice
N. York July 11th. 1799
Agreably to your own ideas communicated in your letter of the 23. Ulto. you will consider Somerset as established for your regimental Rendezvous. I urge constantly the completion of the appointment of Officers. I am not sure whether a competent number of proper candidates are as yet before the Secy. of War. If not it is to be wished other fit characters may be presented.
With great considr. &c
Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.