From James Read, 3 May 1799
Wilmington North Carolina May 3rd 1799
Your Letters of March the 26th. April the 15th. and two of April the 17th. with thirty sets of Rules and Regulations for the Recruiting Service, and a List of Officers, came to my hands yesterday
The Orders and Regulations contained in the above I shall obey and observe with Pleasure
In the List of Officers you have favoured me with the Majors are not mentioned, and only eight Captains, eight first Lieutenants and five second Lieutenants
I have the Honour to be With Great Respect Your Obedient Servant
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges receipt of two letters of April 17, 1799, from H. One letter not found.