From Joseph Phillips, 15 October 1799
Trenton 15th. Octr. 1799.
In obedience to an order of the Honorable James McHenry Secy. of War, bearing date of the 2nd. day of last month
I have the honor to report myself as Surgeon of the 3d. United States Regt. of Infantry.
With due respect & Consideration I have the honor to be Your Most Obt. & Most Humb St.
J. Phillips Surgeon
3d. U.S. Regt.
(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).