To George W. Duncan, 3 May 1799
New York May 3. 1799
As the persons to fill the Office of Quarter Master & Adjutant
is to be are to be appointed by the Commandant of the Regiment, and the Pay Master by the Officers, it is out of my power to answer grant your request
with true consideration I am Sir Your obed Servt.
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).