To James McHenry, 18 June 1799
New York June 18th. 1799
I have the honor to transmit to you the following extract of a letter from Col: Hunewell recommending the matter to your early attention
With great respect &c
Extract dated Boston June 4th. 1799
“I now beg leave to recommend Mr. Thomas Stevens of Castine as a first Lieut. in Capt. Peabody’s Compy., Mr. Nathan Parks as a second Lieut. in Capt. Brown’s Compy. Mr. Augustus Hunt as a first and Mr. Richard Jackson of Barnstable as a second Lieut. in my Regiment, from my own knowledge of these Gentlemen and the recommendation I have had of them from Genl. Jno. Brooks, have no doubt but they will make good Officers Several other Applications have been made but I presume you have a list of Candidates—Shall therefore not mention any other.
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing an extract of Richard Hunewell to H, June 4, 1799; (copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).