From Lawrence Butler, 6 October 1799
Camp Near Winchester Octr. 6th. 99
Major William Campbell one of the Majors of the Eighth Regiment, wishes to get the Appointment of Division Inspector, and requested me to mention him to you, I can say he was an Old officer last War ⟨&⟩ well acquainted with Duty, and am Satisfied he would fill the post with great propriety.
I have the Honor to be with Great Respect Yr. Most Obt St.
Majr. 8th. U.S. Regt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "Acknowlege Receipt
⟨am obliged by the⟩ The appointments of this kind will go through a particular course—In this the application on behalf of Major Campbell will be put in a ⟨tran⟩ to be duly consid⟨ered⟩."