To James House, 17 October 1799
Trenton Octor. 17th. 1799
I am authorized to offer you the appointment of Pay Master to the first regiment of Artillerists.
You will signify your acceptance, should you think proper to accept, to the Pay Master General, and immediately enter upon the duties—
With great consideration I am, Sir
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).