From Henry Livingston, 1 September 1798
Ancram Sept 1 1798
From the politeness You Shewed me at our Meeting at Ancram I am induced to beg the favor of You to recommend, a Nephew of mine by the Name of Robt. LeRoy Livingston to Command a Company in the Troops to be Raised in Defence of American Independence—he is a Gentleman a Man, Young in life, but has Prudence & Bravery—No Vices but what are the lot of Human Nature, & I will
be be give my Parole for his good Conduct Your kindness to forward his Promotion will make me more Your Hle. Sert than ever
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).