From Benjamin Walker, 10 July 1799
Utica 10th July 1799
Mr. Cornelius Kip Son of Mr Kip of Kips bay near New York has a desire to enter into the Service—I take the liberty therefore to introduce him to you for that purpose—Having resided in this place for some time after I came here I had an Opportunity of forming some acquaintance with Mr Kip and I can venture to assure you his principles are good & I believe he will make a good Officer—
I have the honor to be Dr Sir Your Mo: Obed hum Servt
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).