From Samuel Stringer [13 May 1799]
May 13, 1799
I take the liberty to address you in behalf of Mr. Walter B. Vrooman, Son of the Widow Vrooman, a Sister in Law of mine, at Schonectady, who is very desirous of entering into the Army of the United States. He is a soldierly looking Man, well calculated for a military life, and I do believe would make a good Officer—If Sir, you can with propriety, from what I have related, recommend him for an appointment as a Subaltern in either of the Regiments raised or to be raised, the favour will be esteemed as conferred on Dear Sir Yr. most Obedt. and very Huml. Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).