From Richard Harison, 23 September 1799
New York 23d. Septr. 1799
Mr. John R. Harrington, who has been some Time a Captain in the State Militia, is desirous of serving in the Army of the United States. I believe him to be a well disposed young Man, of good Character & Capacity, and likely in Time to make a very good Officer—
I am with the highest Respect &c. Dr Sir Your obedt Servt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). An endorsement on the cover reads: "Filed amg Recoms."