From Richard Hunewell, 16 October 1799
Portland 16th. Octr. 1799
Herewith you will receive a list of the Company Officers of the 15th. Regiment, ranked by the Field-Officers, agreeable to your direction; together with a Statement of the Companies, their several Officers and vacancies. Should the two Gentlemen who are candidates for Lieutenants, meet the approbation of the department to which they are refer’d; I think it would be well to place Mr. Redburg between Lieut. Cutler & Lieut. Kidder and Mr. Barrett between Lieut. Hunt & Lieut. Bradish: but this is submitted to your better judgment.
I have the honor to be with great respect Sir your obedt. huml. Servt.
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "List of Company Officers as ranked by the Field Officers, of the 15th Regiment" (D, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); "List of Officers … in the 15th Regiment" (D, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H underlined the names "Redburg" and "Barrett," put a bracket beside the lines in which those names appeared, and wrote the following note in the left margin: "approved. Transmit Scy of War."