To James Giles, 9 May 1799
New York May 9. 1799
would will I think be best for Mr Clarance Mulford to apply to Col: Ogden to procure him for the appointment of Cadet which will favor his future promotion. Perhaps should his pretensions appear to Coll. Ogden at present equal to it, he may now find admission as a Lieutenant.
with true esteem I am Sir Your obed Servt.
(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).